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Why We Walk

The MORE THAN PINK Walk is Komen’s signature fundraising event. It’s a day where we can put aside everything else in our lives and share our stories, our laughter, and our tears to raise money that saves lives while we celebrate survivors, those living with breast cancer, and honor loved ones lost.

I couldn’t save or help my sister Fawn, so in an effort to save others and keep her legacy alive, it is important to me to move forward and help other people.

Ashleigh,MORE THAN PINK Walk participant

Our impact makes us powerful

1,500 community partnersacross the U.S.

$988 millioninvested globally in research— more than any other non-profit

713 products, treatments,technologies, and programs resulting from Komen-Funded research

More we've accomplished together

  • To date, Susan G. Komen supporters like you have helped raise more than $2 billion to help fund research, education, screening and treatment
  • 56% of Komen’s research funding goes toward more effective treatments for those living with metastatic breast cancer
  • In the last 12 years, Susan G. Komen has invested an average of 80 cents or more of every dollar raised to mission programs, such as research, local access to care and screening services, financial assistance, and support programs

Your fundraising dollars make ending breast cancer possible.

Find out how

My first walk was the first time I felt like I wasn’t alone in coping with breast cancer. I felt like I found a family.


Living with MBC

I walk in honor of my mom. I walk because everyone deserves a lifetime. And I will keep walking, because I can't walk away.



I walk so that future generations of women and men will never have to hear ‘you have breast cancer’.



Our event is evolving

What started as one Race for the Cure event is now the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer.

Our new breast cancer walk format means we can focus on sharing our passion, exchanging our stories and connecting with others—all while fundraising to reach our goal of a world without breast cancer.

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