PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Despite the rain, thousands spent Mother’s Day on Benjamin Franklin Parking. Breast cancer survivors, those still fighting and family and friends gathered to walk for a cure during the first annual Susan G. Komen Philadelphia “More Than Pink Walk.”

It was a sea of pink and it’s been a Mother’s Day tradition for decades. This year, it’s something more. This year, nobody “raced for a cure.”

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Instead, participants enjoyed a more intimate gathering of survivors for the first annual “More Than Pink Walk.”

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“The race burned out, the Race for the Cure,” Komen Philadelphia CEO Elaine Grobman said. “But the cause lives on and we had to find a way to make a change. ‘More Than Pink’ is a way to educate the community. Our mission is to educate, it’s about advocacy.”

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The most memorable moment of the day was the survivor parade of hope.

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The brave breast cancer survivors and forever fighters with metastatic breast cancer used every step to celebrate their lives.

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“I hope we just keep coming down the steps and just end this whole thing,” a breast cancer survivor said.