MORE THAN PINK WALK event at Amelia Earhart Park aims to raise critical funds and awareness for breast cancer health equity initiatives
On October 14, 2023, in a bid to combat breast cancer and promote health equity, Susan G. Komen®, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale will host the yearly MORE THAN PINK Walk at Amelia Earhart Park. This event not only unites the community but also serves as a vital fundraising platform. It bolsters nationwide health equity drives, contributes to groundbreaking research, supports breast cancer patients, and advocates for legislative changes at the federal and state levels.
Advancing health equity amidst Miami's diverse landscape
Breast cancer is a prevalent health concern, and it has a significant impact on Hispanic women in the United States. Among this demographic, it stands as the primary reason for cancer-related fatalities. In recognition of this, the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Susan G. Komen® MORE THAN PINK Walk holds particular significance. The Miami/Ft. Lauderdale region boasts one of the biggest Latinx populations in the US, making it essential to address disparities in breast health-related concerns.
Susan G. Komen®: An expanded venue and sponsorship support
This year, the event will take place at Amelia Earhart Park, featuring an expansive 2.1-mile route for walking and over four new convenient parking areas. The generous support of various sponsors has made the event possible, including Gilead Oncology, Walgreens, Bank of America, and Daiichi-Sankyo.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is the local sponsor whereas other sponsors include Baptist Health – Miami Cancer Institute, Cox Media Group, Nature Valley, South Florida Ford, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, Solidaridad Sin Fronteras, LaCroix Sparkling Water, Ryder, VSE Aviation, Dade County Alumnae Deltas, Mount Sinai Medical Center, BG Integrative Studio, CBS4 Miami, Memorial Cancer Institute, and Weinstein Legal.
The founder of Pink Key Society, Sergio Mendoza, will chair the Executive Leadership Committee for this year, providing invaluable guidance and support. Additionally, the event will be hosted by the esteemed and Emmy award-winning anchor Lauren Pastrana.
The 2023 Susan G. Komen® MORE THAN PINK Walk is a momentous occasion where the community comes together to share laughter, stories, and tears. It's a time to celebrate survivors and those bravely living with breast cancer while honoring loved ones who have succumbed to the disease.
This Susan G. Komen® event serves as a rallying point in the fight against breast cancer and promoting health equity. To register and participate, visit www.komen.org/miamiwalk.