Registration for the 2021 Cleveland & Akron MORE THAN PINK WalkTM is now open!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Saturday, October 2, 2021

The Susan G. Komen® MORE THAN PINK WalkTM is our new signature event. This event is a celebration of the connection made between our organization and those affected by breast cancer. It’s designed to mobilize large numbers of people to do more than just walk or run. We hold this event to inspire those families, friends, co-workers, and volunteers to engage the greater community and one another in the effort to raise funds to reach our bold goal.

Walking is a part of this event, but our event is not about walking. It is about sharing, celebrating, supporting, and most of all, raising important funds to save lives. Our Walk is when we come together to recognize our progress and commit to doing more.

We Walk because it is family friendly, convenient, healthy, conducive to conversation, and accessible to all.

We Walk in every major community because breast cancer knows no boundaries.

We seek large numbers of participants because breast cancer impacts us all.

We work to raise funds because walking alone is not enough.

For those who have questions about the transition from the Race for the Cure to the MORE THAN PINK Walk, we’ve created a list of Frequently Asked Questions for your reference. Click here to download the FAQs.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Susan G. Komen is excited and honored to announce that we have partnered with JoAnn Stores for our 2021 Cleveland and Akron MORE THAN PINK Walks. Two amazing executives from JoAnn have stepped up to be the Corporate Chairs of the 2021 Northeast Ohio Walk events. Please join us in thanking and welcoming Ann Aber – Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary and Sharyn Hejcl – Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation and Sourcing Officer as our 2021 Cleveland and Akron MORE THAN PINK Walk Corporate Chairs! Please join Sharyn, Ann and all of our Northeast Ohio Walkers to help us beat our $500,000 goal to raise essential funds for our National Breast Health Helpline, Treatment Assistance Program, Patient Navigation Program, Research and Advocacy. Click here to register for the 2021 Northeast Ohio MORE THAN PINK Walks!

Introducing Ann and Sharyn!

Ann Aber
Ann joined JoAnn Stores in April 2019 and was appointed as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary in March 2021. Her responsibilities include legal, corporate governance and classification and compliance. Prior to joining the Company, Aber served as Vice President & General Counsel at More Than Gourmet, a specialty food manufacturer. Prior to that, Ms. Aber acted as Counsel at Eaton Corporation and was an Associate in the Private Equity practice at Jones Day. Ms. Aber currently serves on the board of directors of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.


Sharyn was appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation and Sourcing Officer in March 2020. She previously served in various other roles of increasing responsibility at the Company since October 2014, including Senior Vice President, GMM Seasonal, Sourcing & Product Development, Senior Vice President, Inventory Management and Supply Chain, and Vice President, Inventory Management. Previously, Hejcl served as Vice President, Merchandising Home at Big Lots. Prior to that, she served as Vice President, General Merchandise Manager Kmart Home at Sears Holdings Corporation. Hejcl served as Vice President and General Merchandise Manager at Kirkland’s Home from 2007 to 2008.. Hejcl worked as Divisional Merchandise Manager of the Home Décor and Tabletop division at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Prior to that, she was Director of Replenishment & Forecasting for Jo-Ann Stores Inc. from 1998 to 2003. She began her retail career at May Department Stores spending 13 years with increasing responsibilities in buying and serving as a Market Representative in the Decorative Housewares and Home Textile divisions.

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