Cancer's A Beach
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Alliance (OHANCAW) and MUSC Department of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery
Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)
Folly Beach, SC
“Cancer’s A Beach” is a 5K fun run and walk to raise awareness for head and neck cancer. Michael Carie was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in January 2011. He received his care and treatment through MUSC Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Cancer and Hollings Cancer Center. He was successfully treated through chemotherapy, radiation and surgical resection. In summer of 2012, he began having symptoms suspicious of recurrence but all workup was negative. One week prior to his passing he was found to have a metastatic brain lesion that was untreatable. He passed away on September 21, 2012. Even though he is not present with us, his memory lives on. He loved Charleston with a passion. A fisherman at heart he spent his good days fishing along the intracoastal waterways. “Cancer’s A Beach” is not only in memory of Michael Carie but all head and neck cancer patients along with their families who fight cancer’s battle daily.
Proceeds to benefit OHANCAW to promote free oral cancer screenings, local school talks on the causes and dangers of oral, head and neck cancer, travel assistance to low income and out of town patients, and fundraising through various events throughout the year.
When: Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 8:30am
Where: Start and Finish line on front beach at 12th Street Public Beach Access--ON THE BEACH RUN!!!
Parking: Free on-street public parking is available. Carpooling is recommended as spaces are limited.
Packet Pick-Up/Late Registration: Friday, September 13, 2013 at MUSC Children's Hospital lobby from 8am-3pm OR Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 12th Street Beach Access from 7am-8am.
Post Race Party: A post race celebration will be held at Taco Boy starting at 9:30am with awards, raffles, music, food and drink specials.
Sponsors: If you would like to support our cause email Carissa at firstname.lastname@example.org for details!