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FAQs — The Event

The following provides information about participation in the 2019 Susan G. Komen Philadelphia MORE THAN PINK Walk™. Additional questions can be directed to Walk@KomenPhiladelphia.org

What does my MORE THAN PINK Walk registration entitle me to?

Adults and children who are registered for the Walk will:

  • Gain admission to all of the happenings and opportunities inside Eakins Oval on May 12
  • Have access to an online center for fundraising (collecting donations) and tools
  • Receive a complimentary 2019 Komen Philadelphia MORE THAN PINK Walk commemorative item to help you celebrate during the opening ceremonies
  • Receive one complimentary entry in our Chapman Auto Stores new-car raffle
  • Be eligible for our fundraiser recognition program.  

Survivors and metastatic breast cancer Forever Fighters receive also receive a pink “Survivor” shirt. 

Once I register, how do I receive a 2019 MORE THAN PINK Walk T-shirt?

Each participant who submits at least $100 in fundraising by DATE, will be recognized by receiving a Komen Philadelphia MORE THAN PINK Walk T-shirt, which can be picked up in person May 10, 11 or 12 during our pick-up event (additional information coming soon).

What is available to me as a breast cancer survivor or metastatic breast cancer Forever Fighter on Race day?
  • Entry for you plus one guest for the ShopRite Supermarkets Survivor & Sponsor Breakfast
  • 2019 pink Survivor T-shirt
  • The opportunity to participate in our Parade of Hope
  • More surprises as part of our Hope Village experience
     
Do I have to register to participate in the Walk?

YES. The Komen Philadelphia MORE THAN PINK Walk will be a contained event, requiring registration for entry. Moreover, registration fees are needed to cover the cost of materials and services for the event. 

Should I register my children for the Walk?

Absolutely! We offer a special registration rate for children ages 12 and under. Kids can also fundraise and be recognized by receiving a youth-sized T-shirt when they achieve $100! Every year, young people take pride in saving pennies, having lemonade sales, asking friends and families to donate, and finding other creative ways to help support the cause—moreover, their success is making a huge impact on our ability to more save lives!

Am I required to fundraise/donate?

Fundraising is the foundation of our ability to fund breakthrough research, provide free service for people in need and offer other lifesaving programs year-round in 15 counties. We encourage all participants to raise at least $250. If you are registered and would like to be recognized with a 2019 Komen Philadelphia MORE THAN PINK Walk T-shirt, you must have at least $100 in fundraising submitted by DATE. Fundraising at least $100 also makes you eligible to receive a gift through our new fundraiser recognition program.

Other than my fundraiser recognition T-shirt, how can I get Komen-branded gear to wear at the Walk and year-round?

More information will be coming soon about 2019 commemorative merchandise. You can also ShopKomen.com. Sales will support Komen Philadelphia’s mission.

What if I cannot pay the registration fee?

If you cannot pay the registration fee, we encourage you to look for a sponsor to underwrite registration for you and your family and friends. Many businesses, community groups and even neighbors will welcome this opportunity. You may also make an impact by donating a lesser amount to the Walk or a Walk participant. If you call or visit Komen Philadelphia, a member of our team can also help you find a different way to get involved and make an impact—such as by becoming a volunteer or community ambassador who helps us connect with women in need of our services.

What will happen to people who come to the Walk but who aren’t registered?

The MORE THAN PINK Walk will be contained. There will be several entry gates around the site with personnel to ensure that anyone entering the site has the proper registration ID (i.e., a wristband). Anyone who is not registered will have the opportunity to register onsite and then gain immediate access to the event.

How should I get to the Walk, where should I park on the day of the event and where can I stay Mother’s Day weekend?

We encourage the use of public transportation if possible—SEPTA offers special early schedules on Mother’s Day on many regional rail lines. 
If public transportation is not an option for you, please consider carpooling and utilizing our Park n Ride shuttle service (passes available during the registration process).

TEAM BUS parking is available near the Art Museum. Contact Walk@KomenPhiladelphia.org.

Stay overnight to enjoy Mother's Day in Philadelphia: The Philadelphia 201 Hotel (formerly the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown) offers special room rates of $169/night from May 9-May 13, 2019. Click here for more information and to book your stay.

Where do I go once I arrive at the event on May 12?

If you have not yet registered, or need to pick up your T-shirt, your first stop should be at the registration area. Remember, our MORE THAN PINK Walk is a contained event, and registration is necessary for entry.

Once you have entered the event, we suggest you arrive at the base of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art no later than 7:45 a.m. for our opening ceremonies, Parade of Hope and the start of our community walk.

What happens in the case of inclement weather?

This event will occur rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds; instead, entry fees will be used as donations to Susan G. Komen® Philadelphia.

Basic Walk-day facts: 

When: Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019
Where: Eakins Oval and the Philadelphia Museum of Art
What: A fundraising event to help end breast cancer
Opening Ceremonies: 8:00 a.m.; includes the Parade of Hope and start of the community walk