The Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta affiliate is giving metro Atlantans an opportunity to be More Than Pink again May 4.
Komen Atlanta, a division of the Dallas, Texas-based national breast cancer nonprofit, is hosting its second More Than Pink Walk at 8 a.m. at the Lenox Square mall parking lot in Buckhead.
Formerly known as the Race for the Cure, the walk follows a 2.5-mile route through Buckhead, along Peachtree Road. It supports Komen’s Bold Goal to reduce breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2026.
Friends, families, co-workers and neighbors, supporters, survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer will walk to raise funds for Komen Atlanta and to honor those who have been lost to the disease.
“The funds raised at the Komen Atlanta More Than Pink Walk will be used to address breast health disparities in Atlanta and to support cutting edge research to find the cures,” Komen Atlanta CEO Cati Diamond Stone said in a news release. “Together, we can reach our Bold Goal and save more lives.”
According to the event’s website, Komen Atlanta’s vision is “a world without breast cancer.” This year’s event has already raised $817,000 toward its goal of $950,000, the website stated.
The walk registration opens at 6:30 a.m. Shortly before 8 a.m., survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer will march to the opening ceremony.
Registration is $25 for adults, $10 for youths 18 and under and $40 for virtual walkers who can't attend the event or want to sleep in but still want to donate.
With large numbers of participants expected, individuals and teams interested in registering are encouraged to avoid event day delays and take advantage of advance online registration at www.komenatlanta.org/walk.
Metro Atlanta women are dying of breast cancer at a higher rate when compared to women in the U.S. overall. And that has to change. Komen Atlanta fights breast cancer on two fronts: at home in metro Atlanta by providing breast health and breast cancer services for those who cannot afford them, and globally by funding cutting edge research to find cures.
Komen Atlanta has raised $52.5 million since its inception in 1991, with more than $39.7 million invested in metro Atlanta to save lives locally and over $9.6 million invested to fund research to save lives all over the world. The national Susan G. Komen organization is the largest private funder in the fight against breast cancer.
For more information on Komen Atlanta, visit www.komenatlanta.org.