Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, has announced the return of its annual Susan G. Komen “More Than Pink Walk” and “Race for the Cure” in 40 cities across the U.S. and the virtual “Walk Where You Are” event. The walk is scheduled for September 24, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
This fall, from August through November and during National Breast Cancer Awareness month, several thousand dedicated individuals and their families who have been impacted by breast cancer will walk or run, in support of Susan G. Komen.
For many of the cities, this will be the first in-person race or walk since 2019.
Participants of the “More Than Pink Walk” or “Race for the Cure” include breast cancer survivors, co-survivors, individuals living with metastatic breast cancer, friends, family and other supporters.
For individuals who are not able to participate in an in-person event, Komen is holding a virtual “Walk Where You Are” on Saturday, Oct. 29.
“We are excited to welcome Race and Walk participants back in-person and virtually. This is our opportunity to provide a community for anyone who has been impacted by breast cancer. Whether you are in treatment, celebrating survivorship, or a family member, friend or loved one, we hope you will join us this fall and be part of our collective efforts to end breast cancer forever,” said Paula Schneider, President and CEO of Susan G. Komen.
“We welcome all members of our breast cancer community honoring friends, family and anyone who has been impacted by the disease,” said Schneider. “The “More Than Pink Walk”, Race for the Cure and Walk Where You Are is a way for us to come together with a common goal of curing breast cancer and the funds raised by participants and company sponsorships will give more individuals who have been impacted by the disease access to resources and the support they need now.”
Walk Where You Are Returns for Supporters Unable to Participate In Person
For those who are unable to participate in person, supporters can join Komen during a Walk Where You Are event on October 29. The virtual walk experience includes pre-event programming such as online meetups and virtual social hours to encourage connection between participants and staff and among fellow participants.
In 2021, Komen held a virtual, national event called Walk Where You Are that had tremendous participation during the pandemic. In 2021, 5,000 participants from all 50 states, Washington D.C. and 8 countries spanning four continents participated in the virtual walk.