Race Info

Non-Series Event


Sep 19, 2015

Cancers A Beach 5K

Non-Series Event

“Cancer’s A Beach” is a 5K fun run and walk to raise awareness for head and neck cancer. Michael Carie was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in January 2011. He received his care and treatment through MUSC Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Cancer and Hollings Cancer Center. He was successfully treated through chemotherapy, radiation and surgical resection. In summer of 2012, he began having symptoms suspicious of recurrence but all workup was negative. One week prior to his passing he was found to have a metastatic brain lesion that was untreatable. He passed away on September 21, 2012. Even though he is not present with us, his memory lives on. He loved Charleston with a passion. A fisherman at heart he spent his good days fishing along the intracoastal waterways. “Cancer’s A Beach” is not only in memory of Michael Carie but all head and neck cancer patients along with their families who fight cancer’s battle daily.

Proceeds to benefit OHANCAW to promote free oral cancer screenings, local school talks on the causes and dangers of oral, head and neck cancer, travel assistance to low income and out of town patients, and fundraising through various events throughout the year.

When: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 8:30am

Where: Start and Finish line on front beach at 12th Street Public Beach Access–ON THE BEACH RUN!!!

Parking: Free on-street public parking is available.  Carpooling is recommended as spaces are limited.

Post Race Party: A post race celebration will be held at Taco Boy starting at 9:30am with awards, raffles, music, food and drink specials.

Sponsors:  If you would like to support our cause email Carissa at carie@musc.edu for details!

This event will be rain or shine.

Packet Pick-Up: Friday, September 18, 2015 at Fleet Feet Sports in Mt Pleasant from 11am-6pm.  Fleet Feet Sports is located at 881 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464.

Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 7am-8am at 12th Street Public Beach Access, Folly Beach.

Online Registration closes September 16, 2015 at midnight!

Late Registration available Friday, September 18 at Fleet Feet Sports or Saturday, September 19 at 12th Street Public Beach Access, Folly Beach from 7am-8am.

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