SUSAN G. KOMEN® WASHINGTON, DC TRANSITIONS 2020 MORE THAN PINK WALK TO A VIRTUAL EVENT
Decision Prioritizes and Protects Participants’ Health and Safety During COVID-19[WASHINGTON, DC] – [JULY 1, 2020] – Susan G. Komen® Washington, DC today announced the 2020 DC MORE THAN PINK WALK will be held virtually this year. Originally planned for September 12, 2020 at Freedom Plaza, the event will now take place on the same date and on a virtual platform (www.komendcwalk.org).
“As an organization dedicated to saving lives, it is so important to protect the health of our participants, many of whom are breast cancer survivors or are currently in treatment for the disease,” said Adrienne Johnson, manager, DC More Than Pink Walk, Susan G. Komen. “Therefore, we will be leveraging technology this year to ensure we can walk together – even if we can’t be together – because breast cancer is not cancelled.”
Komen noted that the MORE THAN PINK Walk serves two important purposes – it is an important fundraiser that fuels Komen’s breast cancer research and patient support efforts, and it provides all those touched by breast cancer a sense of being a part of a large compassionate community committed to making a difference in the fight against breast cancer.
“We believe we can preserve the sense of community through this new virtual fundraising walk, even though we will be walking where we are,” added Johnson. “The added benefit of this new virtual experience is that people who previously couldn’t attend in-person due to their health or scheduling conflicts, will now be able to participate and be part of the community of hope.”
To learn more information about the virtual Walk and to register, visit www.komendcwalk.org.