Susan G. Komen® Northeast Ohio to Premier New MORE THAN PINK Walk™ Event in 2019

January 31, 2019 – The next evolution in the history of the Race for the Cure series is here. This summer, on August 10, 2019, Susan G. Komen® Northeast Ohio will be one of a growing number of locations across the country premiering the Susan G. Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk™!

Komen Northeast Ohio has been selected to be one of twenty-six locations across the country to launch the new Susan G. Komen MORE THAN PINK WalkTM event, which along with a new name will include a fresh look and experience focused on energizing the community around the lifesaving work Komen’s supporters make possible. This new approach is based on input from participants across the country, data from nine pilot events in 2018, and by Komen’s own observations from years as the leader in breast cancer walks.

“Much of what you have come to love about the Race will continue with our new MORE THAN PINK Walk,” said Sean Shacklett, Executive Director. “These changes are intended to increase people’s connection to our work beyond breast cancer awareness.  Together, we are more than pink–a community of people who want to do more for research, more for our communities, more for those among us who are living with breast cancer – including metastatic breast cancer – and more action to get us to cures.”

The biggest difference is that the MORE THAN PINK Walk will not have a separate timed run element, focusing instead on the vast majority of the event’s participants who walk, rather than run, during the event historically. This change will create a greater sense of community among participants and will provide a more personalized, emotional experience for all who attend.

Komen Northeast Ohio MORE THAN PINK Walk

Saturday, August 10 Date TBD
Wade Oval Akron, OH
10820 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106  

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