Remembering the Reasons We Fight & Fundraise
At the MORE THAN PINK Walk, families, friends, survivors, volunteers, and those living with metastatic breast cancer all come together to remember those who have passed away from breast cancer and bring awareness to the importance of fundraising to end this disease forever. The day is full of powerful stories of survivors, honoring those who have lost their lives to breast cancer and learning different ways we can make an impact.
The We Remember tent is an emotional place to visit during the Walk. Throughout the tent, there are audio stories, photos, and notes remembering those who have passed away from breast cancer. Family members and friends write messages honoring their loved ones.
The stories of those who have passed are never forgotten. The tent creates a place for people to come together and share the stories of their loved ones’ journey with breast cancer and their legacy. The twinkling lights hanging create a warm, welcoming feeling. Everyone needs their support system when fighting breast cancer; the We Remember tent is a small way of showing people that they will never be alone in their fight.
This Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, due to COVID-19 the Walk looks a little different — with the 2021 MORE THAN PINK Walk and We Remember tent now hosted and taking place VIRTUALLY.
This year, as We Remember virtually, you’ll see the reasons why people walk to end breast cancer each and every year. No matter someone’s story, the community comes together to fight the same fight. The memory of a lost loved one will always be remembered in our hearts.
The We Remember virtual experience will remind us of the purpose we share. Together, we are taking action to raise funds and awareness because breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Susan G. Komen’s mission is shaped around four core pillars: research, care, community and action. These focus areas work to find a cure, comfort and support those living with breast cancer, and advocate for access to care for all.
In order to create a world without breast cancer, we need the support and love of our community. With your generosity, we make sure that the women and men in our communities receive the breast cancer care that they need.
While we may not be able to walk side-by-side, we can come together virtually to share our stories, support one another, and raise money to save lives.
Every dollar is important in making a change. Join Komen Greater Pennsylvania for this year’s Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk on Sunday, May 9 and support our mission to end breast cancer forever: komen.org/pennsylvaniawalk