Walking & Running for Prevention

Published on October 16, 2015

Updated on November 4, 2019

Hurricane Joaquin couldn’t stop you! Despite some cold weather and wind, our 7th annual 5k Walk/Run was a ton of fun at Nationals Park. You all joined us for a fun morning walking or running the course, getting skin checks and oral screenings at the health fair and practicing some swings in the batting cages.

You raised over $190,000 for cancer prevention with the help of these incredible award winners:

– Top Individual Fundraiser: Vernon Holleman raised $16,255  PCF5K-1157

– Top Fundraising Team: Venable LLP in Honor of David   Goewey raised $28,500

– Biggest Team: Dovel Technologies with 39 members


We were delighted to have Sarah Fraser of 107.3’s hit radio show Sarah, Ty & Mel join us for the second year in a row to finish linewelcome you all to the 5k and cheer you on as you finished the course. And did you see everyone’s favorite Racing President Teddy?  He was cheering you on as you crossed the finish line. Are you a baseball fan?  Did you take photos on the field and inside the Nationals’ dugouts?  If so, please share them with us.  Either email them to or post them on social media with #preventcancer5k.


It wouldn’t be a Prevent Cancer 5k without our amazing Health Fair. Subway, Kind, Whole Foods and Honest Tea handed out delicious drinks and snacks to participants after the course. Dermatologists were on hand to provide skin checks, Walgreens gave flu shots and dentists performed oral screenings all in the name of cancer prevention. Our Kids Zone was a hit featuring corn hole, hula hooping and face painting!


We had a blast and can’t wait for next year’s Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run. One participant said, “This is my third year running the 5k. It’s always such a blast to participate- health, fitness and fun are rolled into one amazing day!”

We hope to see you all again next year!

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