A Celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day
Join us to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day! Hope in Motion is Minnesota’s National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration, including a 5K Run/Walk, a 1-Mile Family Walk, a 1K Kids Dash, wellness activities, entertainment, speakers, and more. Proceeds will benefit Angel Foundation, a local nonprofit that provides support and programs for cancer survivors and their families.
Special announcement: The featured speaker for Hope in Motion 2017 will be Sunday Burquest, recent castaway on the CBS Survivor season Survivor: Millenials vs. Gen X. Sunday is a survivor of breast cancer who competed in Fiji not long after completing her breast cancer treatment at Minnesota Oncology. Read her inspiring story here.
Hope in Motion also features:
- Donation and fundraising opportunities for runners and walkers
- Entertainment and a festive family atmosphere
- Inspirational and educational speakers
- A Survivor group photo
- A fun photo booth
- Activities for children
- Complimentary massages
- A Survivor-style challenge for kids (new in 2017!)
- Representatives from many community cancer support organizations
- A chip-timed, USATF-certified 5K course
- Age group finisher awards
- Special awards for the top Male and Female Survivor 5K finishers
Whether you're a cancer survivor, a caregiver, or a supporter, we look forward to celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day with you on June 4, 2017!
Who is a cancer survivor? The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a “survivor” as anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. There are nearly 14 million cancer survivors in the United States. Join us to celebrate survivors of all ages and types of cancer and to remember those who lost their lives to cancer.
Event Day Schedule:
7:30 a.m. – Registration and Packet pick up begins
8:30 a.m. – Welcome, Warm Up, and Kids’ Challenge
8:50 a.m. – Survivor Group Photo
9:00 a.m. – 5K & 1-Mile Start (1 Mile walkers will line up behind 5K participants)
9:30-11 a.m. – Snacks, entertainment, awards ceremony, speakers and more
About Angel Foundation: Founded in 2001, Angel Foundation helps when cancer strikes providing emergency financial assistance and education and support to Minnesota adults living with cancer and their families.www.mnangel.org
Click here to view photos from Hope in Motion 2016.
Click here to read more about Hope in Motion 2016.
About National Cancer Survivors Day:
National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June. It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community. On National Cancer Survivors Day®, thousands gather across the globe to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring.
It is a day for everyone, whether you're a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional. This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including America’s more than 15.5 million cancer survivors – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way. It is also a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship in order to promote more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.
Race cancellation and weather policy:
Events may be delayed, shortened or in rare circumstances cancelled, due to inclement weather. This includes lightening, wind, heat, snow, or the threat of imminent severe weather that may harm or injure participants, staff, set up crew and bystanders. Event time frame includes setup, race and teardown. All possible attempts will be made to contact those involved by email, website and social media. No refunds or transfers allowed.