Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey to Premiere New MORE THAN PINK Walk Event in 2018
New Name/Approach Improves Experience and Connection to Komen’s Lifesaving Work
Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey (Komen CSNJ) announced the exciting new MORE THAN PINK Walk event today, commemorating 25 years of the organization making an impact in Central and South Jersey.
Komen CSNJ was selected to be one of eight locations across the country to pilot test a new Susan G. Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk event. Along with a new name, the event will include a fresh new look and experience focused on energizing the community around the lifesaving work Komen’s supporters make possible.
The timing is perfect for the Central and South Jersey Affiliate. Twenty-five years ago, a group of dedicated volunteers came together to start the very first Race for the Cure fundraiser in central and southern New Jersey, and this passion evolved to the formation of Komen CSNJ. Thanks to incredible fundraisers, donors, volunteers and sponsors since then, Komen CSNJ has invested nearly $15 million in community breast health programs in its 13-county service area and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research.
“Much of what you have come to love about the Race for the Cure will continue with our new MORE THAN PINK Walk,” said Suzanne Corson, Komen CSNJ executive director. “These changes are intended to increase people’s connection to our work beyond breast cancer awareness.”
Corson added, “Together, we are more than pink. We are 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 event will create a greater sense of community among participants and will provide a more personalized, emotional experience for all who attend, focusing on walking together and what it means to be MORE THAN PINK.
Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey MORE THAN PINK Walk
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Six Flags Great Adventure
Register online now and be part of this new experience: komencsnj.org/25years
“We’re excited about this new chapter and encourage everyone to register and begin fundraising,” said Corson. “We look forward to seeing everyone walking on November 4 for a day of inspiration and hope in support of all those living with breast cancer, and to celebrate the lives of those who we’ve lost to the disease.”
For more information on this event and what changes to expect, please visit us online at komencsnj.org/25years.