Komen walk helps fight breast cancer
MANCHESTER- The Susan G. Komen New England affiliate is looking forward to hosting its new signature event at its home venue - Riley Rink at Hunter Park.
The Komen Vermont More Than Pink Walk on Saturday, July 20, is an untimed, unofficial distance, all-ages-friendly event and suitable for all walking abilities. The planned route will take participants from Riley Rink to the Manchester Rec Center and back, without any public roads.
The Vermont More Than Pink Walk will continue to offer Hope Village as a VIP meeting place for survivors and those living with metastatic disease. There will be VIP meeting places for top individual fundraisers ($1,000 and up) and top fundraising teams ($2,500 and up).
The morning’s opening ceremony will kick off with the Pathway of Hope procession welcoming survivors and those living with metastatic disease to the Vermont More Than Pink Walk. All registrants will receive a special gift for use at the opening ceremony, which will be led by Terri Hathaway, the first Komen Vermont Race for the Cure chairperson.
New to the Komen summer event will be the four pillar tents - care, community, action, and research. Each of these tents will feature an activity associated with a content area as it pertains to breast cancer. Also new will be the mission mosaic, where participants will be encouraged to visit the pillar tents and at the conclusion of each activity receive a colored band to be added to the mosaic as well as a personal message. Also new is the remembrance tent, a dedicated space for all attendees to honor and remember those they have lost to breast cancer.
Those interested in helping should contact Linda Maness at LManess@komennewengland.org or (802) 362-2733. For more information or to register visit www.komennewengland.org.