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Heaven Can Wait 5K

Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Drake Park in Bend.


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About Heaven Can Wait 5K

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, the 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, 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.


For sponsorships, download the 2018 sponsorship brochure or contact Kelly Jordan, or 541-706-6996.

For general questions, please contact Cindy Fields, or 541-706-6996.