Susan G. Komen® Philadelphia MORE THAN PINK Walk™

Sun May 10, 2020 Directions
FAQs — The Event

 

The following provides information about participation in the 2020 Susan G. Komen Philadelphia MORE THAN PINK Walk™. Additional questions can be directed to Walk@KomenPhiladelphia.org

 
Basic Walk-day facts: 
 

When: Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, 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 - 7:30 a.m.: includes the Parade of Hope and start of the community walk. Gates open at 6:15 a.m. Wristband required for entrance.
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.

 

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 10, 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 during the opening ceremonies
  • Be eligible for our fundraiser recognition program.  

Breast cancer survivors will also receive a pink “Survivor” T-shirt and individuals 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), on Friday, May 8 (10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), Saturday, May 9 (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.), and on Mother's Day, May 10, at the ShopRite Supermarkets Survivor Breakfast tent  (6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.) and at the Hope Village after the community walk to Logan Circle.

 

Once I register, how do I receive a 2020 MORE THAN PINK Walk T-shirt?

 

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

All registered participants and survivors who raise at least $100 in fundraising by May 10, 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), on Friday, May 8 (10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), Saturday, May 9 (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) on site 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. 

 

What is available to me as a breast cancer survivor or individual living with metastatic breast cancer 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
  • 2020 survivor t-shirt:  traditional pink or women and men living with metastatic breast cancer can choose to 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 (registrants will receive/can pick up a wrist band that must be worn at the Walk site to gain entry or present the QR code provided via email when you registered). 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 our 15 counties. We encourage all participants to raise at least $250. If you are registered and would like to be recognized with a 2020 Komen Philadelphia MORE THAN PINK Walk T-shirt, you must have at least $100 in fundraising submitted by May 10. Fundraising at least $100 also makes you eligible to receive a gift through our 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?

 

We suggest you start now by exploring ShopKomen.com. More information will be coming soon about additional commemorative merchandise. All 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 multiple entry gates at Eakins Oval  with personnel to ensure that anyone entering the site has proof of registration ID (i.e., event wrist band or QR code sent via email when you registered). 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 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 7 - May 11, 2020. Click here for more information and to book your stay. Act quickly, the last day to book a stay for this special offer is April 9, 2020.

 

Where do I go once I arrive at the event on May 10?

 

Register: If you have not yet registered, your first stop should be at one of the two registration stations. Remember, our MORE THAN PINK Walk is a contained event, and registration is necessary for entry.  

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

  • Wrist band, which will be mailed to you if you registered by 11:59 p.m. on April 30 or can be picked up at one of the registration areas on the Walk site by those who register May 1 or later.
  • The QR code that was provided with your confirmation email. Your QR code will also be provided in the pre-walk email, sent to you about one week before Mother's Day.  Please print it out or have it available on your cell phone to be shown at an Entry Gate.

Opening Ceremony: Arrive at the base of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art no later than 7:30 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. In addition, we will have our “We Remember” tent offering you the opportunity to share memories of those lost to breast cancer, unique experiences presented by our top-tier sponsors, activities for kids, VIP Team tent and a surprise thank-you celebration for all our participants.

The Walk: The Walk will be led by our survivors and metastatic breast cancer thrivers 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 or if I register or can no longer attend?

 

This event will occur rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. No refunds will be issued. If we cancel this event due to extreme weather or other circumstances, or if a registered participant cannot/does not attend the event on Mother's Day, entry fees will be used as donations to Susan G. Komen® Philadelphia. 

 

 

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