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Hope in Motion 2017

Join Us to Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day at the Fourth Annual Hope in Motion 5K & 1-Mile Family Walk

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.

Sunday BurquestSpecial annoucement: 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 fun photo booth
  • Activities for children
  • 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
  • Fundraising opportunity for Angel Foundation
  • Team registration available
  • Sponsorship opportunities

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 Watch the video below to learn more about Angel Foundation:

Click here to view photos from Hope in Motion 2016.

Click here to read more about Hope in Motion 2016.

Watch the highlights video from 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.

When is National Cancer Survivors Day®?  National Cancer Survivors Day® is observed each year on the first Sunday in June.

What does the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation do?  The nonprofit National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation provides free guidance, education, and networking to hundreds of hospitals, support groups, and other cancer-related organizations that host NCSD events in their communities. Through National Cancer Survivors Day®, the Foundation works to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors by raising awareness of the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship.

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. National Cancer Survivors Day® is an opportunity for your community to demonstrate that it has an active, productive cancer survivor population and to bring awareness to the challenges they face during and after treatment.