Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser


Komen Phila “More Than Pink” Walk Bravely Through the Rain

I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day yesterday. I loved looking at all the photos of folks with their mom. My family celebrated at my niece’s graduation from UNC Asheville while I photographed the Komen Philadelphia Mother’s Day Walk as I have been volunteering to do for the past 4 years in honor of my mom, my mother in law and my birth mother, all who were survivors of breast cancer.

The alarm went off at 7am, I looked out the window and it was pouring. I asked Alexa what the temperature was – a dismal 50F, yikes.

I threw on my shorts, my pinkish shirt and duck boots and headed out the door and was pleasantly surprised, they came in the name of HER, their loved ones.

Formerly known as the Race for the Cure this year Komen Philadelphia renamed their annual Mother’s Day gathering to More Than Pink Walk, with the mission still the same to raise funds in order to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths.

Another changed they instituted this year was fencing off the Parkway, instituting a registration fee of $35 to participate in the fundraiser, because in the past the Race for the Cure became more of an outing for families, and revenue was lost as people weren’t raising funds to participate they would just show up. It is a fundraiser after to end breast cancer, and support breast cancer programs managed by Komen Philadelphia. That is why it’s More Than Pink, it’s about raising funds.

It was a risk, which paid off despite the dreary weather. We walk because they can’t walk. No doubt it’ll be a bigger success when rain doesn’t dampen the turnout next time.

Over $300,000 was raised by 4,300 donors. More Photos at CBSPhilly.

You can continue to support the Walk through the end of June. Donate online now. Change lives, Save lives. Be More Than Pink! CLICKING HERE


Brilliant Partnership: Wigs.com and Breastcancer.org

On March 29, 2019, Wigs.com and Breastcancer.org came together to empower and educate women with a three year partnership, at Lankenau Medical Center. To mark this occasion they hosted a wig wearing demonstration, as well as a panel discussion on Breast Cancer treatments. Wigs.com presented a a $100,000 donation check to Breastcancer.org in honor of their mission which is dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer and breast health as well as an active and supportive online community.

Haley Newbanks, Wigs.com and Hope Wohl, CEO Breastcancer.org

Carol Thomas, Adam Leitenberger, Melissa Jenkins, Cindy Pelton, and Delores Slaughter

Carliz Sotelo Moore, CEO and Co-Founder of Wigs.com assists Delores Slaughter on how to wear a wig as Dr. Marisa Weiss, founder and Chief Medical Officer, Breastcancer.org looks on.

Dr. Marisa Weiss, founder and Chief Medical Officer, Breastcancer.org accepts a check from Carliz Sotelo Moore, CEO and Co-Founder of Wigs.com celebrating their three year partnership in restoring confidence in women going through chemotherapy.

Carliz Sotelo Moore, CEO and Co-Founder of Wigs.com assists breast cancer survivor Rita Lusen, Breastcancer.org with her wig.

With a common goal to educate and help people who are going through breast cancer, Wigs.com and Breastcancer.org form a three-year partnership worth $100,000 in donations. The Breastcancer.org community of people with breast cancer will have access to Wigs.com experts, as well as hair loss education, including videos and content available on Breastcancer.org’s website.

Wigs.com will make purchasing from the larger collection of wigs on its website easier for the breastcancer.org community offering 10% off through a special coupon – BC10, which can be applied during checkout. For each purchase, Wigs.com will donate 10% of the proceeds to Breastcancer.org