The Benjamin Franklin Parkway once again was a sea of pink.
But this Mother’s Day, the Susan G. Komen breast cancer fund-raiser in Philadelphia was renamed the More Than Pink Walk.
The change from Race for the Cure was intended to put more of an emphasis on the nonprofit’s overall mission to reduce by 50 percent the number of breast cancer deaths in the United States by 2026, and channel enthusiasm into action.
Along with a different name, the event had a new look. Instead of a 5K, participants were encouraged to walk together from Eakins Oval to Logan Circle and complete as many laps as they wanted. Designated entry points were provided for individuals with physical limitations. Registration was required for access to any of the activities. Turnout appeared lighter than past years.
But the one Susan G. Komen constant – pink – provided a welcome pop of color amid the raindrops and all that dreary weather gray.