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Common Questions

Need more information about the 2020 Komen San Antonio Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk? Get the answers to your walk questions, learn more about the day of your event, and how your fundraising makes an impact long after you walk.

How will COVID-19 affect the 2020 Komen San Antonio Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk?
The health and safety of our participants, sponsors, volunteers and staff is our top concern. We are excited to announce our first virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk in San Antonio! Join us from a safe distance on Saturday, September 26th for a day of celebration and recognition. 

Can I still fundraise for the event?
Yes! You can still fundraise to help create a world without breast cancer. Breast cancer has not stopped during the coronavirus pandemic. At the end of the day, it's about what we make possible together through your fundraising. 

While you might not be onsite with your community, you can create a community of your own through our online fundraising tools. Check out these tips to maximize your online fundraising:

  1. Customize your participant fundraising center so everyone knows why you support Susan G. Komen. Sharing your story is a big indicator of fundraising success, so make sure to share the link to your participant center through social media and email.
  2. Make sure you have activated your Facebook fundraiser through your participant center. Just login to your fundraising center at the top of this page and click the “Start a Facebook fundraiser” link. Make sure you invite your Facebook friends to your fundraiser and reshare often!
  3. Get creative! We know you may need to change your fundraising plans, but now is a great time to be creative with how you’ll hit your goal. Here are some upcoming events that might help you inspire others to give.

Can I still earn recognition items for the virtual event?
Yes! All fundraisers qualify for our fundraising recognition program. For those of you who fundraise $100 and above, you will be contacted approximately 4 weeks after the event to redeem your thank you gift.  

When is the 2020 Komen San Antonio Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk
The walk will be on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Visit Event Day Information for more details.

Where is the 2020 Komen San Antonio Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk?
This year's event is going virtual, meaning the MORE THAN PINK Walk is in your backyard, your neighborhood, your work campus, a local park, or wherever else you can gather safely. 

Do I get a t-shirt?
All registered participants will receive an event T-shirt and a complimentary face mask provided by University Health System. Additionally, all survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer will receive a special t-shirt recognizing their role in our event. 

How will I recieve my t-shirt?
To ensure participant, volunteer and staff safety, all participant shirts will be mailed to the address provided during registration. If you need to update your address, please email us at info@sakomen.net. 

How much is the registration fee?
$25. The registration fee helps offset the costs of participant t-shirts and shipping. You must register to receive an official event T-shirt.

Is my registration fee tax-deductible?
No, your registration fee is non-refundable, non-transferable, and not tax deductible.

How can I register?
You can register online by clicking the button below. Watch this short video for a demonstration of the online registration process.

Do you require fundraising?
We do encourage all participants to fundraise above the entry fee. This event is about going from awareness to taking action in this community. Just imagine the impact – if every participant raises only $100 (in addition to their registration fee), we will bring in an additional $300,000 to support screening, treatment, research and educational programs!

Are survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer expected to fundraise?
We certainly encourage every participant to fundraise, as this is our signature fundraising event. Funds raised by our participants enable us 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 a cure.

We find that survivors, those living with breast cancer and others that have a deeply personal connection to the cause are the most powerful and passionate fundraisers.

How is the money used? Why is fundraising important?
Read about how we put your fundraising dollars to work in Where the Money Goes.

Isn’t my registration fee a donation?
Registration fees provide you access to the event and help to offset the costs for things like t-shirts, shipping and virtual programming. This is why they are not tax-deductible donations. Your donations and fundraising help fund our work to save lives.

Does the money raised benefit people in our community?
Funds raised by the Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk series supports Komen’s mission to save lives and end breast cancer through breakthrough research and ensuring all people receive the care they need. Through your support, our neighbors will benefit from research discoveries, public policy advocacy and direct patient support services.

What is a Top Fundraiser?
Top Fundraisers are all individuals who have raised $1,000+ or more by Walk Day. 

Is there a deadline for fundraising?
All donations on your behalf that are received by October 26, 2020 will be credited to your fundraising total.

How can I fundraise?
There are multiple channels you can use to fundraise for your MORE THAN PINK Walk. The Fundraising Toolkit provides a step by step guide to fundraising.

All registered participants have access to an online personal Fundraising Center webpage with pre-written email templates to send to friends and family. Watch this short video to learn more about your fundraising center and how to use it to raise critical dollars to end breast cancer.

Connect your Fundraising Page to Facebook and ask your social community to support your walk.

Download the Mobile App so you can text your friends and family or deposit checks toward your fundraising. View the info@sakomen.net

How long do I have to collect and turn in donations to qualify for a fundraising recognition reward?
Participants are encouraged to fundraise until October 26, 2020. Approximately 30 days after the MORE THAN PINK Walk.

Are patients, survivors, and those living with metastatic breast cancer expected to fundraise?
Just like our other participants, those who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer have an opportunity to earn fundraising recognition items for their efforts! Many of our highest individual fundraisers are survivors and those affected by metastatic disease.

What are some ways I can fundraise for my team/my individual goal?
Visit Fundraising for the Walk

Why are you changing the name from Race for the Cure® to the MORE THAN PINK Walk?
This change is part of the ongoing evolution of Susan G. Komen. MORE THAN PINK highlights the fact the organization and those who support our work are much more than a color and enables us to better connect our supporters to the full breadth of the work we do every day to help save lives from breast cancer.
The change from a Race to a Walk also aligns the fundraising event with the experience of the vast majority of our participants.

Does this mean Komen is no longer in a hurry to cure breast cancer?
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.

Is Komen moving away from pink?
Absolutely not. Pink is the principal color of the breast cancer movement and remains our signature color as well. This evolution helps to reinforce that the movement is more than a color and that it’s not enough just to raise awareness by wearing pink.
We will be introducing you to our pillars of our organization: Research, Care, Community, and Action. These pillars will help you and our other supporters understand the impact you make when you fundraise for this year’s event.

How do I use the Mobile App to Fundraise?
The Mobile App allows you to fundraise on-the-go and track your progress. You can also track your steps and learn more about the impact you are having to end breast cancer. View the Mobile App guide, to learn more about the features of the app to help you make a greater impact.

How do I track my steps using the Mobile App?
Connect to Apple Health or Google Fit to track your steps so your everyday walk or run can be one to end breast cancer. Make sure to allow access to ALL data for proper tracking. Once connected, click the “Get Active” icon at the bottom to view your steps & activity challenges. Simply hit the Start button to begin recording your steps and select “Confirm” when prompted to save the information.

Check out all six available step challenge badges under the “My Challenges” tab, including the Finisher Badge for taking 6,000 steps to officially finish the MORE THAN PINK Walk.

Is support available if I am having trouble with the Mobile App?
Yes. In the top right corner of the App Home Screen there is a gear icon. Click this and then “Need Help?” to open the support portal. Search the app FAQ for an answer or open a ticket with our app support team.

Do I need to mail in checks if I deposit them through the Mobile App?
No. You do not need to mail in checks if you have deposited them through the Mobile App.