Thank you for coming out to help beat lung cancer!
That was fun! Let’s do it again July 3rd 2016!
Proud Sponsor of
the Canadian Cancer Society
Every dime of the proceeds goes to lung cancer initiatives funded by the Society
The G.D. St-Amand Memorial Trophy
Top male and female finishers engraved on the trophy, displayed year-round at Bedford’s BMO Centre.
Everyone gets a medal
Earn a beautiful commemorative medal for your hard work
The 2016 Bedford 5k starts in just
A brief 2-minute video preview of the beautiful route for the Bedford 5k to Beat Lung Cancer.
CTV Morning Live Atlantic host Heidi Petracek graciously invited Bedford 5k founder Jean St-Amand on to chat about the 2016 event, and Jean brought special guest Jo-Ann McNamara, whose sister in law is battling lung cancer. A very large group of family members from all over the world is joining Jo-Ann and her sister in law on the route of the Bedford 5k this year.
Many thanks to the participants, volunteers, sponsors for making the 2015 Bedford 5k to Beat Lung Cancer a success.
Why we run: Lung cancer by the numbers.
The number one cancer killer in the country, responsible for 27% of the cancer deaths in Canada*, but gets just 1% of the private donations destined for cancer causes**. Lung cancer, as a cause, needs all the help it can get.
New cases of lung cancer in 2015
Of those patients will die from lung cancer
Of all cancer deaths in Canada are caused by lung cancer
Of private cancer donations go to lung cancer
* Statistics from the Canadian Cancer Society, 2014 update
** We have a lung cancer crisis in Canada, by Dr. Natasha Leighl, medical oncologist at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, is president of Lung Cancer Canada. As published in The Toronto Star, Mon Apr 29 2013.
What can I do? Participate.
Participate in the Bedford 5k to Beat Lung Cancer. Each runner or walker has a personal story driving them to tackle the course. Every volunteer at the finish line or on the course has a stake in the outcome. Every milestone marker along the route tells a tale of support and loss and hope. The very best thing you can do – is be in the park on race day. Participate in whatever capacity feels right to you.
Walk or run
Whether you tackle the 500m or the 5k, it’s a rewarding experience on a great route that fun to walk or run.
Volunteer to help
We have lots of jobs that need doing. We have new people help out every year, and of course, some familiar faces.
Be a supporter
Buy a milestone marker or provide financial support as a sponsor.