Charity run to benefit colorectal cancer patients returns to Cape Coral

January 18, 2024

Partners in Care hosts 13th annual Scope for Hope 10K Run, 5K Run, 2-Mile Walk and Kids’ Fun Run

An annual charity race and fun run to benefit colorectal cancer patients in Southwest Florida is returning to Cape Coral.

Partners in Care will host its 13th annual Scope for Hope 10K Run, 5K Run, 2-Mile Walk and Kid’s Fun Run at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, at Jaycee Park, located at 4215 S.E. 20th Place.

All money raised will benefit the locally based, nonprofit foundation and will be used for colorectal cancer education, screening and treatment in Southwest Florida. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the country.

Registration is open now. Entry fee is $30 for adults and $20 for youth 17 years of age and under. Children under 5 years of age are free. Late registration within 10 days or less of the event will cost an additional $5, and participants must register in advance.

All participants will receive a lanyard as a participation award, and the first three male and female finishers in the 10K and 5K timed runs in each age category will receive a lanyard pin. All Kids’ Fun Run participants will receive a ribbon. Strollers and pets are allowed only in the 2-mile walk.

Partners in Care offers payment for a variety of expenses that aren’t covered by medical insurance, including gas or transportation services, respite care at home or in a healthcare setting, medical supplies or equipment, childcare, lodging or food during treatment, and more, as well as cancer screenings.

The foundation has expanded from its Florida origins to 18 states, with more than 8,000 patients supported through its programs over the past 16 years and more than $1 million in financial assistance provided.

Each spring since 2012, the foundation also hosts a charitable 5K run and 2-mile walk to benefit local head and neck cancer patients in California, Colorado, Florida, North and South Carolina, Washington state, West Virginia and (new this year) Texas, in partnership with other local nonprofits. Free head and neck cancer screenings are offered at many of those events.

For more information about the Cape Coral race, to sponsor or to register, visit Partners in Care.