Susan G. Komen® Philadelphia MORE THAN PINK Walk™

Sun May 12, 2019 Directions
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, including the community walk to Logan Circle
  • Have access to an online center for fundraising (collecting donations) and tools
  • Receive a complimentary MORE THAN PINK Walk Komen wrap to help you celebrate chering the opening ceremonies
  • Receive one complimentary entry in our Chapman Auto Stores new-car raffle (must be 18 years of age or older)
  • Be eligible for our fundraiser recognition program.  

Breast Cancer Survivors also receive also receive a pink “Survivor” T-shirt.  NEW THIS YEAR:  Those living with metastatic breast cancer will receive a special berry-colored shirt!  Shirts will be available for pickup at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel (formerly Philadelphia Sheraton -- same place, new name!), on Friday, May 10 (10am to 6pm), Saturday, May 11 (10am to 2pm), and on Mother's Day, May 12, at the Survivor Breakfast tent  (6:30am to 7:30am) and at Hope Village after the Walk.

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

All registered survivors will receive a pink survivor t-shirt -or- a berry-colored t-shirt for those living with metastatic breast cancer.  Distribution details provided in previous paragraph.

All registered participants and survivors who submit at least $100 in fundraising by May 12, will be recognized by receiving a Komen Philadelphia MORE THAN PINK Walk fundraising T-shirt.  These shirts will be available for pickup at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel (formerly Philadelphia Sheraton -- same place, new name!), on Friday, May 10 (10am to 6pm), Saturday, May 11 (10am to 2pm) or on Mother's Day, May 12 (6:30am to 10:30am) at the MORE THAN PINK Walk. 

We will not have a general participation t-shirt, but souvenir merchandise will be available for sale at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel (hours above) and at Eakins Oval as well as online.  Watch the website for details in mid-April.

What is available to me as a breast cancer survivor or metastatic breast cancer Forever Fighter on the day of the Walk?

In addition to benefits listed above for all participants, you will receive:

  • Entry for you plus one guest to the ShopRite Supermarkets Survivor & Sponsor Breakfast
  • 2019 survivor t-shirt:  traditional pink -or- those living with metastatic breast cancer will receive a special berry-colored 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 3 to 12 (children 2 & under are free). Kids can also fundraise and be recognized by receiving a  T-shirt when they raise $100! Every year, young people take pride in saving pennies, hosting pink 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 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 May 12. 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 service area.

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 proof of registration ID (i.e., an "e-ticket"). Anyone who is not registered will have the opportunity to register onsite and then gain immediate access to the event. We will also have a breast health education and empowerment tent outside of the contained area that will be accessible to everyone.

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 and through our online store.

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?

Register:  If you have not yet registered, your first stop should be at one of the three registration stations. Remember, our MORE THAN PINK Walk is a contained event, and registration is necessary for entry.  For your convenience, there will be three registration stations arranged around Eakins Oval.

Enter through one of the Entry Gates:  To enter the event, please present your proof of registration to a volunteer at one of the six Entry Gates arranged around Eakins Oval, not far from the registration stations.  The possible proofs of registration are:

  • The graphic code that was provided with your confirmation email.  Your graphic code will again be provided to you about a week before the Walk in the pre-walk email.  Please print it out -or- have it available on your cell phone to be shown at an Entry Gate.
  • The receipt given to you at one of the registration stations if you register during the Walk weekend

Opening Ceremony:  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. Please note that the walk will begin at the base of the steps immediately following the Parade of Hope.

Donations: If you have donations to submit, or a recognition t-shirt to pick up (for raising $100 or more!), please go to the Donation tent for assistance.

Stroll the site, before or after the Walk:  There will be tents around the site to emphasize the four pillars of the Komen Mission:  Research, Care, Community, Action as well as a special tent to share memories of those lost to breast cancer, the We Remember tent. 

The Walk:  The Walk will be led by our survivors following the Opening Ceremony and will proceed counter clockwise around Eakins Oval, down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, around Logan Circle and back to the Oval, just under 2 miles.  Participants can do any distance by simply returning to the Oval at any point.

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 save lives and help create a world without breast cancer
Opening Ceremonies: 8:00 a.m.; includes the Parade of Hope and start of the community walk
Walk Route: Counter clockwise around Eakins Oval, down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, around Logan Circle and back to the Oval, just under 2 miles.  Participants can do any distance by simply returning to the Oval at any point.