December 1, 2023

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More Than Pink Walk draws thousands to WPB to fight breast cancer

Esperanza Vertucci, Palm Beach Gardens, hugs her son, Christian, after completing the Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk on Saturday, January 28, 2023, in downtown West Palm Beach, FL. Esperanza said that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer 9 months ago, but had just completed her final round of chemotherapy two weeks ago.

WEST PALM BEACH — Thousands of people clad in pink shirts, hats and tutus gathered Saturday downtown amid cool, cloudy weather to walk along the waterfront, supporting efforts to cure breast cancer. 

The Susan G. Komen nonprofit held its “More Than Pink” walk along Flagler Drive that morning. The fundraising event used to be a race but converted to a walk after 2020 to attract more participants. Scattered runners still jogged along the road’s northbound lanes while the crowd of pedestrians walked the southbound lanes. 

At the Meyer Amphitheater, where supporters gathered before the event to warm up, breast cancer survivors spoke to the crowd, sharing their stories.