ATLANTE, August 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, will host an in-person MORE THAN PINK walk to raise vital funds that support breast cancer patients and health equity programs, including Stand for HER by Susan G. Komen – A Health Equity Revolution – a targeted initiative to reduce breast cancer disparities in the black community. The March will take place on September 24, 2022at Lenox Square.
“We look forward to building a community for those affected by breast cancer as we come together in person for this year’s walk. Funds raised through the MORE THAN PINK walk will allow Komen to meet the needs of patients and to advance our health equity efforts to remove barriers to quality, timely care that create poor breast health outcomes,” said Dr. Jamar Jeffersstate executive director at Susan G. Komen.
Komen is pleased to welcome new and returning sponsors this year, including Georgia-Pacific, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, Ford, Insight Global, Georgia Natural Gas, Kroger, KPMG, Wellstar Health System, The Atlanta Braves, UPS, Voya Financial, Workday, United Distributors, Cigna, Anthem BCBS, Regions Bank , Change Healthcare, Publix, Wilmington Trust, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Regions, Quantum Radiology, Lenox Square, McDonald’s, Mohawk, Coca-Cola, The Westin Buckhead, Cox Media Group, WSB-TV Family 2 Family and Chick-fil – A. Additionally, WSB-TV news anchor, Karyn Greerwill act as the March Chairman and Master of Ceremonies for the event.
Participants can expect to enjoy the following during the Walk:
- Kids Fun Zone with face painting and crafts sponsored by Kroger
- Hope Village, a gathering place for survivors and those with metastatic breast cancer, sponsored by Georgia Natural Gas
- Mobile mammography screening sponsored by Quantum Radiology
- Hosting of the opening ceremonies by the Pink Nation Breast Cancer Survivors Choir and the Stayin’ Alive Crew: an energetic dance crew over 50 years old
Walk MORE THAN ROSE Komen
Lenox Square 3393 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
September 24, 2022
07:00 OPENING OF THE EVENT
8:45 am OPENING CEREMONY
Atlanta residents can continue to support those affected by breast cancer in October through events and partnerships in the area: A portion of the proceeds from the Atlanta Falcons vs Cleveland Browns game on Sunday, October 2, 2022will go to Komen’s Stand For HER initiative to improve breast health equity for black women in the metro Atlanta. In addition, Cirque du Soleil will present A Night at Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities, the Thursday, October 13, 2022under the Atlantic Station marquee, with proceeds going to Susan G. Komen.
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen® is the world’s leading non-profit breast cancer organization working to save lives and eradicate breast cancer forever. Komen has an unparalleled, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease on all fronts and supporting millions of people in the United States and countries around the world. We advocate for patients, drive breakthroughs in research, improve access to high-quality care, provide direct patient support, and empower people with trusted 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 researching the remedies of tomorrow. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Join us on social media at www.komen.org/contact us/follow us/.
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Susan G. Komen
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