What to Expect at the 2021 Komen Pennsylvania Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk

Walk with Komen this Mother’s Day!

While the pandemic has canceled many important moments in our lives, our mission to end breast cancer isn’t canceled, and neither is our 2021 Komen Pennsylvania MORE THAN PINK Walk which will be held virtually this year on Sunday, May 9.

For decades, many of us have celebrated Mother’s Day with Komen – and we’re thrilled to be back in 2021! This year, we are inviting our participants, teams & sponsors to Walk Where You Are on May 9, because the women and men facing breast cancer need our support now, as much as ever. Whether it’s emotional support via our helpline, financial support through our treatment assistance program, or help navigating their care journey, we must continue to be there for them.

Together we will set a collective step goal for the Pennsylvania MORE THAN PINK Walk as we work together to raise $700,000. You can take your steps a little at a time, or all at once on event day.

Here’s what to expect for this year’s event:

  • Free Registration: Join the Walk for free and you’ll connect with online fundraising tools and connects participants and teams through virtual communication platforms.
  • Walk where you are! While we can’t all be together this Mother’s Day, we encourage you to walk in your neighborhood, local park, or wherever else you’re able to socially distance with your family, friends and team members.
  • Shirts & Swag – Raise $100 or more and we’ll mail a shirt which will arrive prior to Walk Day. Keep fundraising and earn more Komen branded items!
  • Like & Share Join the Komen PA Facebook Walk Group and connect with others who share your passion to take action against breast cancer.
  • Go Mobile Download the new Komen mobile app which will allow you to track your steps, post pictures directly to social media, earn badges, download filters, and so much more. If you haven’t already, be sure to download today from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

 

New This Year – Pink Week!

Starting Sunday, May 2, each day we will commemorate and honor all those who have gone above and beyond in their 2021 Komen Greater Pennsylvania MORE THAN PINK Walk fundraising efforts — all benefiting breast cancer survivors and those living with the metastatic disease in our community and nationwide.

Sunday, May 2 – Go Social

Get ready for Pink Week & Walk Day by connecting with fellow supporters through the Komen Greater PA Walk Facebook Group! Click HERE to Learn More & Join!

Monday, May 3 – Virtual Remembrance Tent

We remember the beautiful faces, the stories, the triumphs and the tragedies. This Mother’s Day, we will pay tribute to past participants—walkers, runners, team captains and volunteers—who have lost their lives to breast cancer. We will honor these individuals through photos in the Virtual Remembrance Tent. We invite you to contribute to this project to honor your lost loved one.

Tuesday, May 4 – Research Saves Lives

Research provides new hope through lifesaving discoveries! Drs. Steffi Oesterrich & Adrian Lee, Komen Scholars and Pennsylvania residents, lead research efforts focused on improving the lives of those diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.

Learn more about Dr. Lee, Dr. Oesterrich, Komen Scholars Program and their work on our website and join.

 

Wednesday, May 5 – Care Pillar

On Wednesday we wear Pink! Snap & post photos of you and your team wearing PINK and be sure to let everyone know you’re getting ready for the MORE THAN PINK Walk!

Thursday, May 6 – Putting YOU First Mosaic Wall
Sponsored by People First Federal Credit Union, Community Pillar Sponsor

If you love sharing photos, today People First FCU is Putting YOU First! It’s time to take part in the Mosaic Wall! Post your favorite photos from past MORE THAN PINK Walk and Race for the Cure events to the Virtual Mosaic Wall here, and browse the fun collection of contributions from other participants. We are a beautiful, connected mosaic of supporting survivors, metastatic patients, friends, caregivers, family and co-survivors!

Friday, May 7 – Take Action with Wawa

Follow the lead of Action PillarSponsor, Wawa, and take ACTION in the fight against breast cancer! There are many ways to make a difference. Learn more about different ways you can get involved — including becoming an Advocacy Insider We fight for the rights of patients among policymakers and know advocacy efforts will lead us to a world with improved, compassionate care for everyone!

We fight for the rights of patients among policymakers and know advocacy efforts will lead us to a world with improved, compassionate care for everyone!

Saturday, May 8 – Chalk Your Walk

It’s time to Chalk Your Walk! Take a stroll in your neighborhood, draw your best pink ribbon on a public sidewalk, and share to social media with the hashtag #WalkWhereYouAre — encouraging friends to donate to your Komen Pennsylvania MORE THAN PINK Walk efforts!

Sunday, May 9 – MORE THAN PINK Walk Day

This Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, connect with your Komen community online for a day of inspiration. Starting at 9 AM with our virtual program which will be streamed through our Facebook Group Page and YouTube Page. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this interactive and moving time for all participants where we will highlight top fundraisers, teams and our generous sponsors!

Then – Walk Where You Are! Count your steps, take photos and celebrate what we’ve achieved together, making an impact on the fight against breast cancer!

Click here to register and fundraise for the 2021 Komen Pennsylvania Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk.