BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (HOI) — Changes are coming to the Bloomington Normal Race for the Cure.
Komen Memorial announced Wednesday night that it is transitioning the annual September event to the More than Pink Walk.
“Much of what you have come to love about the Race will continue with our new MORE THAN PINK Walk,” said Gayle Young, Mission Director, Komen Memorial. “These changes are intended to increase people’s connection to our work beyond breast cancer awareness. Together, we are more than pink–a community of people who want to do more for research, more for our communities, more for those among us who are living with breast cancer – including metastatic breast cancer – and more action to get us to cures.”
The biggest difference is that the MORE THAN PINK Walk will not have a separate timed run element, focusing instead on the vast majority of the event’s participants who walk, rather than run, during the event historically. This change will create a greater sense of community among participants and will provide a more personalized, emotional experience for all who attend.
In celebration of the launch, Komen is offering free walk registration for all registrants Thursday, May 16th-Friday, May 17th. You can register at komenmemorial.org.
“We’re excited about this new chapter and encourage everyone to register and begin fundraising! We look forward to seeing everyone walking on June 8 for a day of community and hope in support of all those living with breast cancer, and those who have survived, and to remember and celebrate the lives we’ve lost to the disease,” added Linda Maricle, Executive Director, Komen Memorial.
The Komen Bloomington/Normal MORE THAN PINK Walk takes place Saturday, September 7th at State Farm Corporate South.