Heaven Can Wait

A race to benefit Sara’s Project for breast cancer education and patient support
2024 Heaven Can Wait 5K logo

2024 Heaven Can Wait

Please join us as we celebrate 25 years of Heaven Can Wait!

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2024

Redmond High School football stadium

Same day registration and packet pick up starts at 8:30 a.m.

Race starts at 10:30 a.m.

Historically, Heaven Can Wait raises over $100,000 a year to provide love, support and compassion for breast cancer patients and their families. In honor of our 25th year, we hope to raise an additional $25K for patient support programs that help provide free wigs, post-surgical bras, transportation, education of early detection and massage therapies for those in need.

Want to make an immediate impact for breast cancer patients? Share your fundraising link with your friends, family, and network, allowing them to donate in your honor even if they cannot attend. Registration and T-shirt fees cover event costs, while 100% of donations directly support Sarah’s Project, benefiting patients in our community and offering tax-deductible benefits.

Cancer survivors at Heaven Can Wait 5K walk/run 2022
The extraordinary cancer survivors who attended the 23rd Annual Heaven Can Wait 5K. Click image to enlarge.

Heaven Can Wait draws hundreds together 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

Check out photos from last year's event!

Our Generous Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

CORA logo

St. Charles Oncology Docs

"Run for Hope" Sponsors


"Run for Strength" Sponsors

Skanska logo

"Run for Courage" Sponsors

Mike's Fence Center


Umpqua Columbia Healthcare Banking

Pink Sponsors


The Partners Group

Pretty Moments Lingerie, LLC

Froelich Engineer, Inc.