EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Komen Evansville Tri-State is announcing a change for their annual Race for the Cure.
It will now be the “More than Pink Walk." Organizers say they are cutting out the 5K event, but adding more activities and entertainment.
Komen officials say there are so many 5K events now in Evansville, unlike when they started 21 years ago.
They say it’s now time for a change, and many of the participants take part in the one-mile walk around the mall, instead of the 5K, anyway.
“We are, and have always been, More Than Pink,” said Executive Director Sheila Seiler. “Each of the activities we do throughout the Tri-State are now associated with a color."
- Research – Purple – representing the 25% Komen funds for breakthrough research
- Care – Lime Green – representing all of the breast health services they provide in the Tri-State
- Community – Bright Blue – representing all the events hosted in the Tri-State to celebrate survivorship and allow others to support their loved ones
- Action – Orange – representing all of the advocacy Komen does state-wide and at the federal level to insure research funding and programs to assist those living with breast cancer
- Pink – representing breast cancer survivors and one of the two most predominant cancers in our Tri-State (the other is lung & bronchus)
Komen officials say there will be a low registration fee, and they will encourage participants to raise money.
The event will still be on the last Sunday of September. This year, that’s Sunday, Sept. 29. It will still be at Eastland Mall.