The 2019 Rancho Sahuarita Cancer Walk will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Registration kicks off at 8:00 a.m., followed by pre-walk festivities and activities for the whole family.
- Location: Sahuarita Lake Park (15466 S Rancho Sahuarita Blvd, Sahuarita, AZ 85629)
- Length of Walk: 5K (Approx. 3 times around the perimeter of Sahuarita Lake)
Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m., at the amphitheater directly adjacent to Sahuarita Lake. Registration tents will be set up, where participants can either check in and get their t-shirt, or sign up day of. Additional event activities, refreshments and a Kids Zone will also be on site.
*Please note that rain or shine, this event will still take place. So please prepare accordingly. Regardless of the weather, layered clothing, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended. And please bring plenty of water!
TAKING STEPS TO FIGHT CANCER
In March of 2017, Rancho Sahuarita held its Inaugural “Rancho Sahuarita Cancer Walk” 5K Run/Walk & Fundraiser to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society. Roughly 800 people participated in the walk, and thanks to the generosity of donors and participants, over $360,000 was raised to benefit the Sharpe/NBTS Brain Cancer Research Awards.
100% of the proceeds from the walk were distributed amongst 10 of the leading cancer and immunotherapy research institutions in the nation, including: UCSD, UCSF, UCLA, Duke, John Wayne Cancer Institute, MD Anderson, Penn, Dana Farber, Memorial Sloane Kettering, and Mayo Rochester (plus the NBTS’ Glioblastoma Research Fund).
To build upon 2017’s success, in 2018, these same 10 investigative teams submitted their best ideas to find a cure for brain cancer.
In an effort to continue doing our part to help move the needle towards a cure, a new kind of challenge will be the focus of 2019. The same 10 leading brain cancer centers will submit projects which “Scientifically target innovative therapies for Glioblastoma to significantly and measurably improve GBM survival rates and accelerate the development of new ground-breaking molecular approaches to more effectively treat Glioblastoma.”
Join us and help give to a cause that touches so many. Let’s make a difference in the fight against brain tumors.