Heaven Can Wait Walk/Run 5K

in United States at 777 NW Riverside Blvd

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About The Event

St. Charles Foundation's annual Heaven Can Wait 5K walk/run for breast cancer has grown to become one of the largest 5K races in Central Oregon.

Each year on National Cancer Survivors Day, the first Sunday in June, Heaven Can Wait 5K draws thousands to Bend's Drake Park with a shared mission to raise funds for Sara's Project, a fund of St. Charles Foundation. Sara's Project provides education, early detection and support services to ease the challenges of breast cancer for people in Central and Eastern Oregon.

Heaven Can Wait was founded in 2000 by Charlene Levesque, a breast cancer survivor. Charlene's diagnosis prompted Central Oregon Running Klub (CORK) to begin formulating the idea of a women's event that would promote early detection of cancer and encourage a healthy active lifestyle.

Your participation in Heaven Can Wait:
· Raises funds for Sara's Project.
· Educates the community about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.
· Encourages community members to walk or run for their health.
· Brings the community together in a celebration of life


This event is open to all skills and abilities. The course is 5K (3.1 miles) starting and finishing in Bend's beautiful Drake Park. The course takes you south toward the historic Old Mill District and Mill Point Business Park, winds back through McKay Park and residential neighborhoods and returns to Drake Park where festivities and the finish line await. The route is mostly flat with hills on Columbia and Shevlin-Hixon. The course will be well marked. Aid stations will offer water, and volunteers along the course will encourage and help direct participants.

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For sponsorships, please contact:
Kelly Jordan
email: kejordan@stcharleshealthcare.org
ph: 541-706-6996

For general questions, please contact:
Cindy Fields
email: cdfields@stcharleshealthcare.org
ph: 541-706-6996

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