Heaven Can Wait

A virtual race to benefit our Frontline Heroes
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Thanks to everyone who supported Heaven Can Wait 2020: Virtual 5K for Frontline Heroes! 

With the support of our loyal sponsors and more than 1,000 participants, we raised more than $50,000 for St. Charles Foundation’s Hero Fund, despite these challenging times. Participants walked, ran, hiked and even swam their 5Ks all around Oregon and in 14 different states. They were longtime supporters and first-time participants; friends, families and coworkers; people who stayed true to the original intent of a more than 20-year tradition of honoring cancer survivors and remembering those who have passed -- while taking on the new challenge to raise funds for our frontline caregivers during this worldwide pandemic. They shared their photos and stories on social media with compassion, humor, perseverance and ingenuity. Congratulations to the six winners of $50 FootZone gift cards for creative photo submissions: Angela Buller, Megan Power, Jillien Weiser, Lisa Velasquez, Riley Joyce and Brenda Betsch Parazoo (link to another page or scroll down to see?). Congratulations also to the five lucky registrants drawn at random to win Brooks running shoes from FootZone: Kallie Smith, Cheryl Weems, Tammy Molinari, Katie Richards and Jack Intlekofer.

Successful fundraising events are driven by strong sponsor support. We could not have done this event without the support of: Central Oregon Radiology, St. Charles Cancer Doctors (Bill Martin, Ted Braich, Cora Calomeni, Rich Reed, Todd Clover, Christina Fitzmaurice, Maira Campos, Linyee Chang, Russ Omizo, Nick Boehling), Summit Medical Group, East Cascade Women's Group PC, Bend Broadband, Bend Anesthesiology Group, Mike's Fence Center, The Partners Group, FootZone, Julie Moe and Jared Chase Group (Cascade Sotheby International Realty), Central Oregon Pathology Consultants, P.C., Pacific Source Health Plans, Right At Home, Combined Communications (101.7), Smart Shopper and Zolo Media/Central Oregon Daily.

Even though we couldn't all be together this year, you have all proven that the positive spirit of community is alive and well!