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3rd Annual Head and Neck Cancer Awareness 5K

April 11, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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.EVENT: 3rd Annual 5K Run/2 Mile Walk to Support Head & Neck Cancer Patient

DATE: April 11, 2015

TIME: 9:30 AM

LOCATION: Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers, FL


Event Schedule

7:00 Gates open
8:30 am: Registration opens
9:30 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!

Other Information

No alcohol, pets, or motorized/electric vehicles are allowed in the park. Participants must abide by all park 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.

Gift Bags

The first 100 registered participants will receive a gift bag with t-shirt and gifts.


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.

Event Location:
Lakes Regional Park, Shelter A-1 (located to the left as you enter the park)
Event Schedule:
Registration 4/11/2015 8:30 am – 9:15 am
5K Run/2 Mile Walk 4/11/2015 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Awards, refreshments and chance drawings to follow the walk. 4/11/2015
Runner – adult: $25.00
18 and older
Runner – youth: $15.00
5 – 17 years
Walker-adult: $25.00
18 and older
Walker-youth: $15.00
5-17 years
Child: No Fees
Child under 5


April 11, 2015
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Lakes Regional Park
7330 Gladiolus Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33908 United States
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(239) 533-7575
One comment on “3rd Annual Head and Neck Cancer Awareness 5K
  1. Angel Duncan says:

    I find it ironic that this event is being held at a park at ALLOWS smoking. Smoking = CANCER! May want to think about another venue that supports the mission of good health, clean air and safety.

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