2016 Go for the Gold for Childhood Cancer

Saturday, July 09, 2016


This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Go for the Gold 5K Run, 3K Family Fun Walk and Kid's Run.  The annual fundraiser supports Brighter Tomorrows, an outreach to families who have been touched by childhood cancer. The race has been holding strong for 25 years and the way in which the community has shown compassion, volunteered their time and money is overwhelming.

“Who knows how it feels to be told “Your Child has cancer?”  We Do.

Brighter Tomorrows understands the many challenges faced by families as each of its four founders has dealt with a childhood cancer diagnosis. Some of these common challenges are emotional, informational, social, financial and spiritual. Each family member has a unique set of circumstances, and Brighter Tomorrows is there to help and offer HOPE.  

Brighter Tomorrows offers many programs and services to families including:

  • Monthly family get-togethers and retreats
  • Sponsorship of family events
  • Hospital visits
  • Provision of family care kits  
  • Sibling programs
  • Professional speakers
  • Tomorrow's Chapter ~ Bereavement Program

Whether it's your first 5K run or you'd just like to walk the 3K, you can take part in supporting Brighter Tomorrows. Following the race, participants meet and hear from the families directly benefited from the funds raised — all net proceeds support the children and their families. We look forward to seeing everyone at this year's Go for the Gold Event!