Cancer Center of Santa Barbara – Virtual Walk/Run

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Date & Time

Sun, Oct 18 All day

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Santa Barbara

Sunday, October 18, 2020, the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara and Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara will host the 28th annual Cancer Center Walk/Run. Help us reach our goal of $100,000! One hundred percent of these funds will support the annual Cancer Center Walk/Run. Help us reach our goal of $100,000! One hundred percent of these funds will support the cancer research and patient supportive care programs at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center. The Walk/Run has raised $3,785,368 since its inception in 1993.

This year for the first time in its history, the Walk/Run will be held virtually. Participants have the opportunity to complete a 5K or 10K on their own course – in their neighborhood, on a trail or at the beach – and upload their time. A presentation will be shown on October 18 to mark the event.

Registration will open in August at . The registration fee is $40 thru September 15, increasing to $50 from September 16 – October 17. The cost for children 12 and under participating in the Kids’ Fun Run is $20. Special incentives are offered for individuals who collect at least $100 in pledges, including free event registration, a car wash courtesy of Clean Wave Car Wash and one entry into the GRAND PRIZE drawing. All participants will be entered into the general raffle for gift cards from a variety of stores.

Three team prizes are also awarded to the largest team, the team that generates the most money and the “First Place Team,” which raises the most money on average per person. In addition to recognizing teams and participants for their outstanding fundraising efforts, one individual will be awarded the Julie Main Inspiration of Hope Award. Since the event’s inception, Julie Main was inspirational in helping to organize the Walk/Run, seeking sponsors and leading the 6-Week Training Program. This year marks the twelfth year of the event since Julie’s passing, but her legacy will be honored with recognition of a cancer survivor who exemplifies what Julie stood for – courage, perseverance and hope – serving as an inspiration to others by finding the strength to cope with cancer through exercise. Previous recipients of the award include Michael Orchowski, Lorena Ortiz-Schneider, Kate Ocean, Reggie Hepp, Rosalyn Collins, Mara Hochman, Sue Suttner, Patricia MacFarlane, Jack Bianchi, Dan Manfredonia and Patricia Mojarro.

New this year will be several awards that will be announced on Facebook and Instagram following the event: the Best Finish Line Dance; Most Creative Route; Most Colorful Costume; Best Quarenteam; and Social Media Influencer Award/Virtual Guru Award

All funds raised will benefit the Clinical Research Program and the Supportive Care Programs at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center.

Through the Research Program, new cancer treatments are made available through clinical trials across a variety of cancer diagnoses. Every one of today’s standard cancer therapies went through clinical trials before becoming generally available. While patients may choose to enter a trial to improve their own conditions, they also help map the future of cancer care for others. Through support from this event, the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center is pleased to offer local residents access to a global network of clinical trials, a benefit not afforded by all cancer treatment facilities.

The Walk/Run also benefits the Supportive Care Programs at the cancer center which include a cancer resource library, genetic counseling, patient navigation, nutrition, wellness classes and social work services. These programs allow the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center to provide patients with comprehensive and personalized resources and care to assist them on their journey with cancer.

To learn more about the Walk/Run or to create a team and register for the event, please visit:

Special thanks to our sponsors: Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Canterbury Consulting, Revitalash, Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP, Edhat, Blenders in the Grass, Raw Revolution, Blue Lizard Sunscreen and Clean Wave Car Wash.

About the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara and the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center

The Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara and the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center work in partnership to deliver superior cancer care to everyone in Santa Barbara County regardless of means. Together, they aim to keep the Central Coast at the forefront of modern cancer care through the recruitment, development, and education of highly trained medical staff; timely acquisition of new medical equipment; active participation in clinical research; integration of oncology services; and continual introduction of promising new methods of treatment. With your help, we will continue to be a regional resource to which both the public and the medical community can look for leadership regarding the diagnosis, management, and prevention of cancer. To learn more, visit the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara at or the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center at




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