The 2017 Bedford 5k starts in just
We can’t believe it’s been ten years since this event started. We’re excited to share our anniversary event with you on July 2nd.
Thank you so much to the participants, volunteers and sponsors for making the 9th annual Bedford 5k to Beat Lung Cancer a success! I hope everyone had a terrific time!
A brief 2-minute video preview of the beautiful route for the Bedford 5k to Beat Lung Cancer.
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.