Q. When is the Event?
A. The event will be held on April 28, 2018. The opening ceremony will start start at 8:30 am and the walk (distance to be determined) will follow at 8:45.
Q. Where is the Event?
A. It will be held at Clearfork in Fort Worth. The address is 5000 Clearfork Main St; Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Q. How much is the registration fee?
Jan 1 - April 27, 2018
April 28, 2018
|Add on options:||$3 Offset credit card fee|
|$5 More Than Pink Paws|
Q. Is my registration fee tax-deductible?
A. No, your registration fee helps defray the costs of producing the event and is not considered tax-deductible. However, any amount that you choose to donate above the entry fee is tax-deductible.
Q. What is included in the registration fee?
A. A Susan G. Komen Walk t-shirt, and a great feeling!
Q. How will I receive my Event packet including t-shirt?
A. Information coming soon.
Q. How long is the Event?
A. Detailed route information will be coming soon. If you are unable to walk, you can still register and join us on event day. We are always looking for people to cheer on our walkers.
Q. How can I become a volunteer?
A. The success of the Komen Greater Fort Worth event depends heavily on the support we receive from our volunteers in the months leading up to the event and on event Day. There are many ways you can get involved, for more information, click here.
Q. Are pet and strollers allowed at the event?
A. Pets are prohibited from the event unless registered and compliant with our More Thank Pink Paws program. Strollers are permitted and asked to stay to the sides of the route or behind runners to allow smooth traffic flow.
Q. What if it rains?
A. Komen holds the right to cancel or change the date or location of the event in its sole discretion, including in the circumstance of extreme weather. It is likely, however, that the event will happen rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.
More Than Pink Walk
Q. Why are you changing the name from Race for the Cure to More Than Pink Walk?
A. This change is part of the ongoing evolution of Susan G. Komen, and builds on Komen’s successful and engaging More Than Pink brand platform first introduced in 2016 with the premise that if pink = awareness, then More Than Pink = action. Being More Than Pink is a proactive call to do more in the fight against breast cancer - MORE for research, MORE for our communities, MORE for caring for those living with breast cancer – especially metastatic breast cancer – and give MORE encouragement to take action to find the cures.
Q. Does this mean Komen is no longer in a hurry to cure breast cancer?
A. 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.
Q. Is Komen moving away from pink?
A. Absolutely not. Pink is the principal color of the breast cancer movement and remains our signature color as well. You will still see a lot of pink at the walk, including as the traditional color of our breast cancer survivors. However, this evolution reinforces that the movement is more than a color, and that it’s not enough just to wear pink. We are a community of people who want to do more for research, more for our communities, more for caring for those living with breast cancer – including metastatic breast cancer – and more action to get us to the cures.
Q. Other than the name change, what differences will I see?
A. The biggest difference is that the More Than Pink Walk will not have a run element. We’re focusing on making the event a walk to create a greater sense of community among participants and to provide a more personalized, emotional experience for all who attend. And by focusing on the walk, we can maximize the amount of funds raised by the event to support our work to save lives and end breast cancer.
Q. How will people living with metastatic breast cancer be included in the event?
A. We are passionate about saving lives from breast cancer and bringing more awareness to people living with metastatic disease (which is responsible for most of the 40,000 U.S. breast cancer deaths each year), who often feel left out of many breast cancer events. The reality is their experience inspires us to work harder and to do more. The More Than Pink Walk enables us to better acknowledge and welcome these members of our breast cancer family at the event, joining us at our Hope Village and through recognition as part of the new opening ceremony.
Q. Will there still be a running race?
A. No. By focusing solely on a walk, we can create a better sense of community, provide a more personal and emotionally impactful experience and, by eliminating some of the expenses associated with certifying and managing a timed race, maximize the funds available to support our life saving work.
Q. Will the event continue to be a 5k?
A. Since the fundraising event is now solely a walk, the distance is less important. We're still working on the specific distance of our event, but our new route will be tailored to local conditions, terrain and the size needed to provide an engaging experience.
Q. Will there still be an expo?
A. Yes, there will still be an expo area open following the conclusion of the walk so that participants can engage with our valued partners and walk sponsors who help make the fundraising event possible.
Q. Do you require fundraising?
A. We do encourage all participants to fundraise above the entry fee. Just imagine the IMPACT - if every participant raises just $100 in addition to their registration fee, we would bring in an additional $400,000 to support local screening, treatment and educational programs in our community!
Q. Does the money raised stay right here in our community?
A. Yes! Up to seventy-five percent of the net income stays right here in our community to fund vital breast cancer health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs.
The remaining twenty-five percent supports Komen’s national research and training grants program
Q. Where do I send donations?
A. You can drop it off at the Komen Greater Fort Worth office located on the upper level inside the Ridgmar Mall (close to the old Neiman’s store.) Or mail to:
Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth
2216 Green Oaks Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76116
For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check.
Q. What are some ways I can fundraise for my team/my individual goal?
A. We have plenty of ideas on our Fundraising Tips page!
Q. How do I form a team?
A. To be considered an official team, you will need 10 or more registered members by the morning of the event. You can form a team or join a team online. For more information, contact us at 817-735-8580 or email@example.com.
Q. What are the benefits of a team?
A. Forming or joining a team multiplies the fun you will have on event day. You can create a team to celebrate a survivor or honor someone you have lost. You can also create a corporate team and get your entire company involved. To learn more check out the Team Rewards page.
Q. Do teams have to fundraise?
A. We strongly encourage fundraising. Fundraising as a team can be fun. Click here to get a list of fundraising events your team can do.
Q. One of my team members registered as an individual when they meant to join my team. How do they correct this?
A. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get this corrected.
Q. Can donations made to a team be split or shared among team members?
A. We are unable to split or transfer donations between individual and team accounts.
Q. Will there be an area for my team to meet-up?
A. We will post a map of the event and you will be able to decide on a spot to meet. One suggestion is the pink cow. Don’t forget to take a team picture while you’re there!