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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
Adults and children who are registered for the Walk will:
Breast Cancer Survivors and metastatic breast cancer Forever Fighters receive also receive a pink “Survivor” T-shirt.
Each participant who submits at least $100 in fundraising by May 12, will be recognized by receiving a Komen Philadelphia MORE THAN PINK Walk T-shirt.
In addition to benefits listed above for all participants, you will receive:
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.
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 reach $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!
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.
More information will be coming soon about 2019 commemorative merchandise. You can also ShopKomen.com. Sales will support Komen Philadelphia’s mission.
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.
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., 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.
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).
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.
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. Please note that the walk will begin at the base of the steps immediately following the Parade of Hope.
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.
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