100% of the funds will remain in Southwest Florida and will be used for Head & Neck cancer screening, treatment and follow-up care, financial assistance for Head & neck cancer patients in need, and for educational programs related to Head & Neck cancer.
TIME: 8:00 AM
LOCATION: Century Link Sports Complex at Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers, FL
7:00 am: Registration opens
8:00 am: 5K Run/2 Mile walk begins
Awards, refreshments and chance drawings to follow the walk.
Awards will be provided to the top male and female finisher overall, and in each category below:
Masters: 40 and above
Grandmasters: 50 and above
Senior Grandmasters: 60 and above
The first three male and female finishers in the 5K timed run in each of the age categories below will receive a medal:
11 and under 12-15 16-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-74 75 and older
Fundraising is encouraged! Donate as an individual or as a team!
No alcohol, pets, or motorized/electric vehicles are allowed in the stadium. Participants must abide by all stadium rules and regulations. Hot and humid conditions may exist; please drink plenty of fluids before, during and after the walk/run. Continental breakfast and refreshments will be available. There is no charge for parking for participants during the event.
The idea for an awareness walk in Fort Myers came about when Stacey Brill, a Speech Pathologist who helps Head & Neck cancer patients re-learn how to swallow after they have had treatment, noticed that many of her patients were unable to afford the co-pays and had difficulty paying for other costs associated with the cancer treatments. She decided to start Head & Neck Cancer, A Hard Thing to Swallow to help these patients. Stacey is also a believer in preventing Head & Neck Cancer or at least catching it early via screening examinations. She therefore started an annual screening event, free to the public, for this purpose.
Come out and participate or simply donate online. Your support means a lot to those in need.