ACRO Radiating Hope 5K run/walk/sleep
Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (MST)
San Antonio, TX
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Location: This event will take place at the San Antonio's Convention Center, site of the ACRO annual meeting
Cost: $35.00, includes a t-shirt if registered by Feb 3rd.
Radiating Hope hosted a 5K at last year's ACRO annual meeting in Fort Myers, Florida. The race was a huge success raising over $13,000.00 in support of our mission. Several runners run in honor of cancer patients, carrying Tibetan prayers
Our goal: The race will raise money to update a radiation facility in Senegal, Africa. Radiating Hope recently sent an HDR unit to Senegal, which is their first ever brachytherapy unit, and has been working with the center with training and implementation of HDR brachytherapy. We are looking to support the clinic with ongoing source exchanges as well as helping patients afford their care. In developing countries more people are dying from cancer than HIV/AIDS, malaria, and, Tuberculosis combined. This high death rate is due to lack of availability to life saving cancer treatments...something we can change. We feel everyone deserves a chance to beat cancer. Furthermore, many patients, pictures below, come for treatment and cannot afford care and go home to die. The price for all the radiation treatments is only $300.00, however with a monthly average income of $100.00 many cannot come up with the money. I have heard it said, "Not treating cancer patients is inhumane" but this happens everyday in Senegal and throughout Africa, please know that your contribution will be well spent to help save lives.
For additional questions please contact us.
Dedicate a prayer flag: For an additional $10 you can dedicate a prayer flag for a loved one. Run in memory or in support of a loved one affected by cancer. Register as a team and recruit team members to help raise money for cancer patients in developing countries.