‘More Than Pink’ walk making in-person pandemic return

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PEORIA (WEEK) — The Peoria “More Than Pink” walk is coming back Saturday, October 2 — in person — for the first time in two years.

The opening ceremony starts at 8 a.m. at the Metro Center.

While the walk is hosted in-person — everyone who registers also gets a Zoom link to participate virtually.

This year’s goal is to raise $180,000 for breast cancer research while also helping patients through the Susan G. Komen Fund.

Organizers said while organizing and fundraising during the pandemic has been tough,, their work never stops.

“Breast cancer isn’t gonna stop for a pandemic, so the work we do is not gonna stop,” said Katie Cox, development manager at Susan G. Komen Memorial. “It’s never gonna stop until there are cures for breast cancer.”

Cox also said breast cancer screenings have gone down during the pandemic — a study from the American Medical Association estimates a deficit of almost four million screenings.

The Peoria Police Department said the following intersections will experience delays during the event:

Glen & Isabell
Glen & Sherwood
Shenandoah & Isabell
Sherwood & Shenandoah
Glen & Sheridan
Sheridan & Shenandoah
University & Shenandoah
Glen & University

Peoria Police advise those traveling around the area of the Metro Centre to plan extra time to reach their destination and be aware of increased pedestrian traffic.

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