2023 Komen Connecticut MORE THAN PINK Walk
Saturday, October 21, 2023
7:00 a.m. - Check In, Top Fundraisers and Hope Village Tents Open
8:45 a.m. - Survivor & Thriver Procession to Main Stage
Do I get a t-shirt?
All participants who raise a minimum of $100 will receive a commemorative fundraiser t-shirt.
All survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer will receive a special t-shirt recognizing their role in our event regardless of fundraising level or status. Registered survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer who raise $100 or more will receive two shirts a pink survivor shirt and a gray fundraiser shirt.
Register and fundraise early to receive your shirt before event day!
How will I get my t-shirt?
We are now mailing all shirts for $100+ fundraisers, survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer.
In order to receive your shirt in time for Walk day*, you must register and/or fundraise $100+ by Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 11:59pm Central. Survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer who register, and participants who raise $100, after Sunday, September 24, 2023 will receive your shirt(s) by mail after the event. The final cut-off date for participants to raise $100 and receive a shirt is Sunday, November 19, 2023.
* Shirts are being mailed via USPS. As with any shipping provider, delays may occur.
Please note: there will be no t-shirts available for pick up either pre-event or on event day. Thank you for your commitment to Susan G. Komen and our efforts to simplify our t-shirt process.
Why are all t-shirts being mailed this year?
Mailing all shirts guarantees you will get the size you requested. Additionally, the new program will cut down on waste and will allow for cost savings, ensuring more of your fundraising dollars are directed to Komen’s lifesaving mission.
Do donations made to a team qualify team members to receive fundraising shirts?
No. Individual team members must have at least $100 in their individual fundraising accounts to qualify for a fundraising t-shirt. Donations to a team do not count toward individual team member fundraising.
Power of ONE Week
November 13-17 | ONE final week, and ONE final push to make a HUGE impact in the fight against breast cancer. Together, let's see what a difference ONE week can make.
Don't forget to post photos of your daily celebrations to our Facebook Group or social media and use #PowerOfONEWeek so they’ll be displayed on our ONE Community Photo Wall!
Complete the ONE Mission Journey. Then share one new thing you learned on social with a link to your fundraising page.
Share a photo of your reason for walking via text, email or social media and ask your audience to support you with a donation. Then get ready for this weekend and download your In Celebration / In Memory back sign now.
A great activity for teams, family and friends, because this day is all about community! Here's an idea: Host a dinner party or virtual cocktail hour and ask guests to make a donation in lieu of hostess/host gift. We even have some ONE pot recipes (or share your own!) and Komen Conversation Cards to kick-start your plans.
It's time to celebrate and thank your donors for their support! Use the tools in the Walk app and your Fundraising Center to send text and email Thank You's.
It's time to pink out! Let's see those tutus, boas, vintage Walk tees, accessories and more. Share a selfie in our Facebook Group and then post to social media using #powerofONEweek #MORETHANPINKWalk #ONEkomen.
MORE THAN PINK Walk® Event Day Schedule
7:00 am | Check-in and on-site registration opens
Be sure to sign in and pick up your commemorative Komen Wrap for Opening Ceremony
7:30 am | Event site opens
Explore our four pillars, visit the “We Remember” tent, meet our valued sponsors and more
8:45 am | Survivors and those living with Metastatic Breast Cancer meet at Hope Village
Don’t miss your opportunity to be in our group photo and get ready for Opening Ceremony
9:00 am | Opening Ceremony
Honor Survivors as they walk down the Pathway of Hope, celebrate our top fundraisers, and listen to inspiring stories of resilience
9:15 am | Walk begins
Gather your team and take action
9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Post-Walk Celebration
Enjoy music, snacks and activities as we celebrate your success
All Day Long | Walk where you are
Can’t join us Walk morning? Hop on the treadmill, take to your neighborhood sidewalks or the paths of your favorite local park or trail wherever you’re able to gather with friends, family, and team members near you.
Event Day Tools
This event is a celebration of the strength and resilience of survivors and all people living with metastatic breast cancer. We honor these members of our community at:
Hope Village Celebration | October 21, 2023 | 7:30 am
Join us in the Hope Village area for a celebration of all survivors and those living with breast cancer
Pathway of Hope/Survivor Parade | October 21, 2023 | 9:00 am
All survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer will walk, united, into our Opening Ceremony
Your Event T-shirt
All registered breast cancer survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer will receive a special event shirt to recognize your special place in our event. To guarantee your shirt arrives in time for you to wear it on event morning, you must register by Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 11:59pm Central.
Susan G. Komen's work would not be possible without our fundraisers. It is our honor to recognize those fundraisers who go above and beyond with their efforts and their support — our top Individuals and Top Teams.
Top Fundraisers — Individuals who raise $1000+
On event morning, follow the Top Fundraiser signs to the area reserved just for you! You’ll be gifted a special Top Fundraiser item to help you stand apart from the crowd and we invite you to pop in and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks provided by generous local partners.
Your Walk T-shirt
All top fundraisers will earn this year’s commemorative event shirt because you raise well over the $100 goal to earn a shirt. To guarantee your shirt arrives in time for you to wear it on Walk morning, you must have raised your first $100 by Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 11:59pm Central.
Top Teams — Teams who raise $2500+
Every team that raises $2500 or more will be welcome in our Top Teams area. We encourage our top teams to bring snacks, drinks and items to share with your team members.
How long is the Walk?
The 2023 Komen Connecticut MORE THAN PINK Walk will be approximately 2 miles in length.
Getting to the Event and Parking
Parking is available for $5 at the LAZ parking lot at the corners of Trinity, Asylum and Jewell Streets.
Are strollers allowed at the event?
Yes! We encourage participants of all ages to join us on event day!
Can I bring my dog(s) to the event?
Yes! Dogs are allowed to join us on the course and in the event area. Please keep your pet(s) leashed at all times for the safety of your pet and other event participants.
For people with cancer or those with compromised immune systems, the CDC and NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) still recommends wearing a mask, social distancing, washing your hands, avoiding crowds, and other preventive measures.
On Saturday, October 21, 2023, we will walk for the people who can't: For those too weakened by treatment to join. For those who are suffering. For those we have lost. Together we will fight back against breast cancer.