The 3rd Annual Blue Hope Colon Cancer Awareness 5K is being held on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Miramar Regional Park, located at 16801 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar, FL 33027. We are inviting participants to join us from all over South Florida for a family-friendly, fun day of wellness, fitness, and education as we promote awareness of colon cancer and early screening.
According to the American Cancer Society, “In the United States, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and in women, and the second most common cause of cancer deaths when men and women are combined. Many lifestyle-related factors have been linked to colorectal cancer. In fact, the links between diet, weight, and exercise and colorectal cancer risk are some of the strongest for any type of cancer.”
At We Stand Together Inc, we believe that true wealth is an educated and healthy community. Though a 5K is a one-day event, our hope is that it will encourage healthier lifestyles and motivate many to schedule screenings and take control of their health. We also want to inspire hope and empower those battling cancer in our communities to know “No One Fights Alone!”
The event will begin at 7:00 a.m. with an opening ceremony hosted by NBC 6 Morning News Anchor, Constance Jones. It will also include a warm-up session with a fitness instructor and DJ. The 5K will kick off at 7:30 a.m. We will also host our Blue Hope Table Talk series with a panel of experts who will share valuable information about colon cancer, risks, signs, symptoms, treatment options and more. We will end with a closing/awards ceremony and a special presentation to announce the Natalie Marc Surpris Scholarship Fund recipients. Additional activities will include health screenings, children’s activities, a bounce house, face painting, healthy food vendors, and more.
The funds raised will benefit two of our programs, the “We Stand Together Financial Assistance Program”, which provides emergency funds to those impacted with cancer, to help assist with living expenses, and the Natalie Marc Surpris Scholarship Fund, named after the late Founder, which is awarded to high school seniors or college undergraduates, attending a Florida college/university, who have a parent that is currently battling cancer or has passed away due to cancer diagnosis.
Visit www.bluehope5k2023.raceroster.com to register or get more info.