Featured MORE THAN PINK Walk Team:
Team Unbreakable is a new MORE THAN PINK Walk team that came together this year in support of Wanda Glubka, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. Wanda’s daughter Michelle decided to create team Unbreakable as something fun for her family to do together in honor of Wanda’s survivorship.
“Susan G. Komen’s MORE THAN PINK Walk is a great way for families and friends to honor those they love and those they have lost,” Wanda said.
Something that team Unbreakable loves about the MORE THAN PINK Walk is the excitement of the event. They believe that this experience has been fun, challenging and most of all motivating.
On a mission to help end breast cancer, they show their team spirit with special team hats. Creatively incorporating
their team name along with the breast cancer ribbon. Michelle and Wanda will also be sporting special matching tattoos on Walk Day, in honor of Wanda and her fight against breast cancer.
“Right from the start, we set a fundraising goal of $500 for the MORE THAN PINK Walk,” Michelle said. “I had said in my fundraiser that if I could reach my goal of raising $500, I would get a tattoo in honor of my mom before the walk. Well, we’ve hit our goal!”
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Chuckie’s Chicks has participated in Komen Wisconsin’s South Central event for over 15 years. The team was originally started in 2004 by Amy Schellfpeffer as a way to honor her mother, Chuckie Trimberger.
Chuckie was first diagnosed with breast cancer in the mid-1990s. The disease came back as metastatic breast cancer in 2004. Amy said the walk is a great way for her family to remember and honor her mother, who lost her battle to breast cancer after her second diagnosis.
“It is a great time for us to all be together and celebrate an amazing woman’s life. It is also great seeing all of the amazing survivors and people who walk for the same reason as us,” Amy said.
Each year, Amy walks and fundraises with her two daughters to honor Chuckie and to help others in their community.
“Our team aims to support those people and families dealing with breast cancer, to help find a cure for the disease, and most importantly we hope that fewer families have to go through this,” Amy said.
This year, Chuckie’s Chicks has another reason to walk — to honor Amy’s mother-in-law who was also recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
“We fundraise for the MORE THAN PINK Walk to help do what my mom always thought…give the people with the disease a reason to keep fighting — a cure is coming,” Amy said.
SSM Health DMG Presently Pink
The SSM Health DMG Presently Pink MORE THAN PINK Walk team has participated in Madison’s Komen event every spring for years. Their team consists of physicians and staff from a variety of specialities — all united as one to support the fight against breast cancer.
Team captain Pam Engelhart says SSM Health is working on building a better women’s health service program for breast cancer patients, so the cause is near and dear to their hearts. SSM Health aims to inspire relationships throughout their communities and participating in the 2019 South Central Wisconsin MORE THAN PINK Walk helps them do just that.
Each year, the teams favorite part of the event is seeing the grandstand full of survivors and honoring them and their families for the journey they have all been on.
“Seeing their families involved, walking and supporting them is inspiring. They are the true heros,” Pam says.
According to Pam, everyone deserves a lifetime with their family members. “This event and organization continues to support our community and continues to fund research to find an end to breast cancer. They are making great strides with fundraising and those funds are appropriately distributed to continue the fight.”