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Susan G. Komen to hold OC MORE THAN PINK Walk on September 25

Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, will hold an in-person OC MORE THAN PINK Walk to raise critical funds that support breast cancer patients in the community who are in need of direct patient services such as patient navigation and screening and diagnostics. 

The Komen OC MORE THAN PINK Walk will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25 at Pacific Life Insurance Company at Fashion Island, Newport Beach. 

“We look forward to seeing our community that includes anyone impacted by breast cancer as we gather again, in person, for this year’s OC MORE THAN PINK Walk. Funds raised support Komen’s work in research and patient care services that are important to our community including patient navigation and screening and diagnostics,” said Robin Walker, development director of OC Susan G. Komen. 

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Three women participating in a previous Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk. This year’s OC event will be held at Pacific Life Insurance Company at Fashion Island, Newport Beach.

“For 30 years, Komen is a proud partner with our local OC community. Together we have raised more than $50 million to provide critically needed breast health services. With the economic downturn affecting those we serve, the demand for Komen services is greater than ever,” said Walker. “We are grateful for everyone who is fundraising now, for our Walk teams, sponsors and volunteers who make it possible for the women and men of OC facing breast cancer and metastatic breast cancer to receive the support they need.” 

Komen is pleased to welcome returning Walk sponsors this year including Pacific Life Insurance Company; Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie Company; Kaiser Permanente Orange County; Mentor Worldwide LLC; City of Newport Beach; Hoag Family Cancer Institute; Pepsi/Frito-Lay; UCI Health; KABC-TV and Cox Communications. Mother’s Markets, Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions; Amgen; American Bone Health; Agendia; OC Fire, Local 3631; Simplify Asset Management; Thales Avionics; Keck Medicine of USC Newport Beach and Ware Malcomb are new sponsors for this year’s Walk. 

Additionally, Jessica DeNova, KABC-TV reporter, will serve as Emcee of the OC Walk. 

Participants can expect to enjoy the following at the OC Walk:

–Complimentary breakfast for top fundraisers.

–Free T-shirts for breast cancer survivors and MBC thrivers.

–Pathway of Hope Parade honoring breast cancer survivors and MBC thrivers.

–Hope Village where survivors and those living with MBC can gather.

–Participants can bring a photo to place with a special message to honor a loved one at the WE REMEMBER tent.

–RESEARCH, CARE, COMMUNITY AND ACTION tents for participants to see how their support makes a difference in the OC.

–Personalized back signs to share who serves as inspiration to walk.

–Local sponsors and vendors providing educational and resource information for patients and survivors.

–DJ Desi’s to provide music.

–Live marching band. 

Walk schedule:

–6:30 a.m.: Event opens

–8:30 a.m. Pathway of Hope Parade & Opening Ceremony

–9 a.m.: MORE THAN PINK Walk begins 

To register and for more information, visit www.komen.org/orangecountywalk.

Susan G. Komen® is the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide. They advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information. Founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life, Komen remains committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cures. Visit www.komen.org, or call 1.877.GO.KOMEN (4656636). Connect with them on social at www.komen.org/contact-us/follow-us/.