Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee told supporters Wednesday, May 1 to expect some changes at its annual fundraising event this Fall. Komen has been hard at work on the next evolution in the history of the Race for the Cure series, and residents of Central Tennessee’s 41-county service area will be among the first in the country to see it.
Komen Central Tennessee has selected to be one of 26 locations across the country to launch the new Susan G. Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk, which along with a new name will include a fresh new look and experience focused on energizing the community around the lifesaving work Komen’s supporters make possible. This new approach is based on input from participants across the country, data from nine pilot events in 2018, and by Komen’s own observations from years as the leader in breast cancer walks.
“Much of what you have come to love about the Race will continue with our new MORE THAN PINK Walk,” said Dawn Eaton, Central Tennessee CEO. “These changes are intended to increase people’s connection to our work beyond breast cancer awareness. Together, we are More Than Pink – a community of people who want to do more for research, more for our communities, more for those among us who are living with breast cancer – including Metastatic Breast Cancer – and more action to get us to cures.”
The biggest difference is that the MORE THAN PINK Walk will not have a separate timed run element, focusing instead on the vast majority of the event’s participants who walk, rather than run, during the event historically. This change will create a greater sense of community among participants and will provide a more personalized, emotional experience for all who attend.
Register online today at komencentraltennessee.org. Earlybird prices will be available during the month of May with registration being $20 for adults and $10 for youth participants (under 17). Children under five are FREE using the code childunder5.
“We’re excited about this new chapter and encourage everyone to register and begin fundraising! We look forward to seeing everyone walking on October 26th for a day of community and hope in support of all those living with breast cancer, and those who have survived, and to remember and celebrate the lives we’ve lost to the disease,” added Dawn Eaton.
Greater Nashville MORE THAN PINK Walk
When: Saturday, Oct. 26
Where: Maryland Farms, 5101 Maryland Way, Brentwood, TN 37027