Need more information about the 2020 Komen Oregon and SW Washington Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk? Get the answers to your walk questions, learn more about the day of your event, and how your fundraising makes an impact long after you walk.
How will COVID-19 (Coronavirus) affect the 2020 Komen Oregon and SW Washington Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk?
There is much unknown about the future, but the 2020 MORE THAN PINK Walk took place on August 23 as our first fully virtual event ever! The needs of the breast cancer community are urgent. Stay up to date on our social media channels, our website, and the Special Announcement section on the homepage for event updates. Remember, we are all in this together and we will rise together - we are tough, strong, and united!
When is the 2020 Komen Oregon and SW Washington Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk?
The walk was on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Visit Event Day Information for more details.
I missed the virtual opening ceremony. How can I view it?
To view the opening ceremony, please click here!
Where is the 2020 Komen Oregon and SW Washington Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk going to be located?
This year's event was fully virtual, meaning the MORE THAN PINK Walk happened in our participant's backyards, neighborhood, work campuses, local parks, or wherever else they were able to gather safely!
Will there still be a running race?
We encourage all participants to walk, run, bike, ride, etc around their neighborhoods, work campuses, or wherever it is safe to gather on August 23.
Will the event continue to be a 5k?
This year’s MORE THAN PINK Walk event is going virtual; we are encouraging participants to walk or run with friends and family. This year is unique in many ways, including you setting the location, pace, and the distance!
How will people living with metastatic breast cancer be included in the event?
We are passionate about saving lives from breast cancer and bringing more awareness to forever fighters (people living with metastatic disease), which is responsible for most of the 40,000 U.S. breast cancer deaths each year.
The reality is their experience inspires us to work harder and to do more. Forever Fighters will receive a special commemorative Walk pin and will be recognized as part of the virtual opening ceremony.
Do I get a t-shirt?
All participants who raise a minimum of $100 will receive a commemorative Walk t-shirt. All survivors and forever fighters will automatically receive a special t-shirt recognizing their role in our event upon registration.
How will I receive my t-shirt?
Individual participants who fundraise at least $100 and Survivors and Forever Fighters will be mailed their shirt.
Will there be a commemorative Walk Pin?
Yes! Individual participants should follow @KomenOregon on Instagram and Facebook for details on how to receive a commemorative pin; info coming to our social media channels on August 4. Survivors and Forever Fighters will automatically receive a special free pin.
I missed the registration deadline. Can I still register and fundraise?
If you didn't register before August 23, please email email@example.com and one of our team members will get you registered! Fundraising ends October 31, so there's still time to hit awesome milestones and make it into our top teams/fundraiser readerboard.
How much is the registration fee?
Online registration will be available through August 23, 2020.
May 15 - June 30 (Early Bird)
$34.00 - Adult | $29.00 - Survivor or Forever Fighter | $5.00 - Youth
July 1 - August 23
$39.00 - Adult | $34.00 - Survivor or Forever Fighter | $10.00 - Youth
Is my registration fee tax-deductible?
Yes, your registration fee is tax deductible this year because we are going virtual; however, all tax related decisions should be reviewed with your accountant.
Is my registration fee refundable?
No, your registration fee is non-refundable and not transferable.
What is included in the registration fee?
All participants will receive a commemorative Komen gift to be used during our virtual opening ceremony!
How do I register?
You can register offline by downloading a mail-in registration form and mailing it to the address below with payment:
English Registration Form
Spanish Registration Form
Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington
1500 SW 1st Ave. Suite 270 Portland, OR 97201
Is there a deadline for fundraising?
All donations on your behalf that are received by October 31, 2020 (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) will be credited to your fundraising total.
Are patients, survivors, and those living with metastatic breast cancer expected to fundraise?
Yes, we want all participants to fundraise. The need for our services is greater than ever before. Fundraising helps us provide more research, care, community, and action - our 4 pillars. Many of our highest individual fundraisers are survivors and those affected by metastatic disease.
What are some ways I can fundraise for my team/my individual goal?
Visit Fundraising for the Walk
How can I make a general donation?
Donations can be made online at KomenOregon.org or by texting "walk" to (503) 461-2294.
Why did you change the name from Race for the Cure® to the MORE THAN PINK Walk?
This change is part of the ongoing evolution of Susan G. Komen. MORE THAN PINK highlights the fact the organization and those who support our work are much more than a color and enables us to better connect our supporters to the full breadth of the work we do every day to help save lives from breast cancer.
The change from a Race to a Walk also aligns the fundraising event with the experience of the vast majority of our participants.
Does this mean Komen is no longer in a hurry to cure breast cancer?
Absolutely not. Our commitment to creating a world without breast cancer is stronger than ever. This new approach is part of an ongoing evolution of our organization intended to better connect the public to the impact they’re making on our work to save lives, and in turn, help us generate the critical financial support needed for us to be able to accomplish our Bold Goal to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.
Did Komen move away from pink?
No. Pink is the principal color of the breast cancer movement and remains our signature color as well; however, we have expanded our iconic colors to go along with the 4 pillars of our work:
- Purple = Research
- Green = Care
- Blue = Community
- Orange = Action