2020 MORE THAN PINK Walks events are going virtual!
We’re very excited to announce that Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk events scheduled for Sioux Falls, SD (Sept. 27) and Omaha, Neb. (Oct. 11) will now take place virtually!
The health and well-being of our supporters, staff and volunteers is our top priority, which is why we are going VIRTUAL for the first time ever! Many of our supporters are breast cancer survivors, patients and those living with stage IV metastatic disease, some of whom have compromised immune systems that increase their risk for COVID-19. Our decision is aligned with current CDC guidance on mass gatherings, while still giving people an opportunity to take action in the local fight to end breast cancer.
We are finalizing plans to make this experience an engaging, memorable and inspiring one. We anticipate opening registration in August, but over the next few weeks, we’ll keep you up to date on ways to get ready for the big day. There’s no registration fee for the event, but you’ll be encouraged to kick start your fundraising with a donation.
You can look forward to:
- More flexibility! Since the event will be virtual, you have the flexibility to walk or run anytime, but we will offer a virtual opening ceremony and special announcements at 2 p.m. CT. on Sept. 27 in Sioux Falls and Oct. 11 in Omaha. If you can’t walk or run on these dates, feel free to do so any time!
- Enhancements to our smart phone app and connecting on Facebook to help you celebrate your accomplishments and feel like a part of our community!
- And much more that we’ll share at a later date.
Breast cancer doesn’t stop, so neither can we. Because of your support in 2019, more than 6,000 people received breast health education, nearly 3,500 received free or low-cost screenings, and almost 500 individuals received short-term financial support during treatment.
Your ongoing support means we can fund more research efforts, find new treatment and care options, provide community outreach and advocate for patients and loved ones facing greater threats than they’d imagined. We may not be side by side, but we are always in this together.
Komen Great Plains Staff