Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, announced it will hold a “MORE THAN PINK” walk in Buffalo on Saturday, Oct. 1, once again returning to Buffalo Riverworks.
“We are excited to welcome walk participants in person this year and grateful for the 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 in October and be part of our collective efforts to end breast cancer forever,” said Elizabeth Webster, development manager of upstate New York at Susan G. Komen.
“We welcome all the members of our breast cancer community honoring friends, family and anyone who has been impacted by the disease,” Webster said. “The ‘MORE THAN PINK’ walk is about making progress toward curing breast cancer, and money raised from participants and through community sponsorships will give more individuals who have been impacted by the disease access to resources and the support they need now."
Every month, more than 2,000 people from Western New York reach out to Susan G. Komen for breast cancer information, patient navigation, emotional support, clinical trials and information about Komen’s financial assistance program, which provides financial assistance to individuals going through treatment.
Organizers said, “This year, we are excited to honor our survivors and thrivers with a ‘Pathway to Hope’ during our opening ceremony.”
The “Power of ONE Week” – a week’s worth of events to honor those who have been impacted by breast cancer – will precede the walk. A schedule of in-person and virtual events and additional details will be announced soon.
Register online at www.komen.org/upstatenywalk.
Susan G. Komen is the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide. We advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information. Founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life, Komen remains committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cures. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect on social at www.komen.org/contact-us/follow-us/.