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.”READ MORE: United States FDA Authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine For Use In Children Ages 12-15
Instead, participants enjoyed a more intimate gathering of survivors for the first annual “More Than Pink Walk.”
“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.”READ MORE: Community Recalls Memories At Historic St. Leo's Church In Tacony As Fire Crews Work To Determine What Caused Blaze
The most memorable moment of the day was the survivor parade of hope.
The brave breast cancer survivors and forever fighters with metastatic breast cancer used every step to celebrate their lives.Expect Gas Prices To Tick Up Even More In Philadelphia Area After Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack, AAA Says
“I hope we just keep coming down the steps and just end this whole thing,” a breast cancer survivor said.