The 11th annual Bethany Beach Breast Cancer Fun 5K Run/3K Walk will be held at 9 a.m. May 11 at the Bethany Beach Bandstand on the boardwalk.
The longstanding event, sponsored by Bethany Area Realty owner/broker Ann Raskauskas, raises money to support those fighting breast cancer at Beebe Health Care’s Tunnell Cancer Center.
This year’s theme is “New York, New York: Take A Bite Out of Cancer!” Raskauskas chose it to honor the life and memory of her friend and longtime Bethany Beach resident Liz Burke, a native New Yorker who passed away after a courageous battle against the disease.
Participants are encouraged to come dressed in a favorite New York costume: as a Yankee or Met, a Giant or Jet, a Ranger or Knick, a Rockette, a New York Police Department or Fire Department member, hot dog, piece of pizza or as the Statue of Liberty. There will be prizes for the most original costume in team, individual, stroller, wheelchair and dog (must be leashed) categories.
Registration is $25 per adult and $15 per child 10 or younger, with checks payable to Bethany Beach Charities. Pre-registration is available at bb5krun.com; or mail the completed form to Bethany Area Realty LLC, 778 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930. There will also be a day-of event signup table beginning at 7 a.m. at the bandstand. Pre-registration ends May 6.
Raskauskas has been raising money for breast cancer research and survivors, as well as collecting donations of food and money for a local food bank, for more than a decade. Beebe recently broke ground on its South Coastal Health Campus in the Millville area that will include a second cancer center. In addition, Raskauskas has pledged a $50,000 donation for a private infusion room in the new Millville campus. Raskauskas serves on the board of the Beebe Foundation.
For more, visit bb5krun.com or call 537-9700.