- $20 for One Entry to the Prevent Cancer 5K Walk/Run ($30 value)
The seventh-annual Prevent Cancer 5K Walk/Run and Health Fair will take place at Nationals Park and the surrounding Capitol Riverfront area on Sunday, October 4. The largest public event the Prevent Cancer Foundation holds, the walk-run aims to raise awareness for cancer prevention and early detection while promoting a healthy lifestyle, including a nutritious diet and regular exercise. The family-friendly race is followed by a health fair that allows participants to take advantage of free health care screenings (oral and skin cancer along with body mass index testing), flu shots, nutrition counseling, healthy snacks and activities for kids.
Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Run/Walk
Since its founding more than 30 years ago, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has lived up to its name by focusing its attention on ways to stop root causes of cancer rather than looking for a magic-bullet cure. Their work encompasses education initiatives, fundraising efforts, and groundbreaking research to support uncovering the best measures for ways to prevent the disease. The Foundation has invested more than $138 million in its mission, much raised through community engagement in fun runs, fantasy football leagues and speed gaming tournaments. Their efforts are illustrated in their Guides to Preventable Cancers, which are published all over the world.