Charity run to benefit cancer patients returns to south Florida

March 27, 2023

Broward, Miami to host Partners in Care Head & Neck 5K/2-Mile Walks in April

A pair of charitable 5K runs and 2-mile walks to benefit local head and neck cancer patients is returning to south Florida.

The Broward County edition of the annual Partners in Care 5K/2-Mile Walk happens at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 22 at Quiet Waters Park, 401 Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442.

That same weekend, Partners in Care will also host a Miami event on Sunday, April 23, with a 9 a.m. start at Larry & Penny Thompson Park, 12451 SW 184th St., Miami, FL 33177.

Free head and neck screenings will be offered at both events.

Registration for both events is open now through race day, with an entry fee of $35 for adults and $25 for those ages 17 and under (children under 5 years of age are free). Fees to pre-register before April 12-13 are discounted $5, and all participants who register in advance will receive a race T-shirt.

Funds raised benefit the nonprofit Partners in Care Foundation and will be used to provide financial assistance to head and neck cancer patients and to provide cancer screenings and treatment in south Florida.

The overall top male and female 5K runners will receive an award, with the first three male and female finishers in each age category of the timed run receiving a lanyard pin. Strollers and pets are allowed only in the 2-mile walk.

The south Florida events are part of the charitable foundation’s spring season of races nationwide. Additional events are happening in California, Colorado, North and South Carolina, Washington state and West Virginia.

The race series was started 11 years ago to bring awareness to head and neck cancers and raise money for those unable to afford costly recovery therapies that often aren’t covered by insurance or which require a very high copay.

For more information about the Deerfield event, including registration, visit here. Details on the Miami event, including registration, can be found here.