Fe for a Cure

The Fe for a Cure 5K Race/Walk is a fun way to support cancer awareness and raise funds for patients receiving treatment at the Tammy Walker Cancer Center. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, 100% of your entry fee directly supports cancer patients through services and equipment needs at the Tammy Walker Cancer Center.

About The Tammy Walker Cancer Center

The Tammy Walker Cancer Center is part of the Masonic Cancer Alliance, offering patients access to some of the latest clinical trials and research for cancer care. At Tammy Walker Cancer Center, patients are not alone in their battle against cancer. A team approach includes a variety of specialists and treatments as well as support services to help patients through every aspect of their journey.

Who Was Tammy Walker?

Tammy Walker, of Salina, died of lung cancer in 1973 at the young age of 11. The fifth child of the late Charlie Walker and Margie Walker, Tammy was a friendly, lively child who loved school and animals—especially her horse and her dog. The Walker family was pleased to honor Tammy’s memory with the lead gift for the construction of the Tammy Walker Cancer Center.

Walk. Run. Give.

The 8th annual Fe for a Cure 5K Race/Walk to benefit cancer patients at Tammy Walker Cancer Center will be held Saturday, September 16th.

About Fe For A Cure

Cancer affects us all. Even if you haven’t faced the disease, chances are you know someone – a loved one, friend or neighbor – who has.

Four community organizations along Santa Fe Avenue in the heart of Salina — Salina Regional Health Center (including Salina Regional Health Foundation, SRHC Service Auxiliary, and the Tammy Walker Cancer Center), Kansas Wesleyan University, Meridian Media, and North Salina Community Development — have joined forces to fight cancer and support area cancer patients and their families at the Tammy Walker Cancer Center. Fe for a Cure is a 5K Race/Walk down historic Santa Fe Avenue and an opportunity to rally behind local cancer patients and survivors. It’s also a chance to honor all those who have died from the disease.

Today, more people than ever are winning the battle against cancer thanks to early detection and new treatments available at the Tammy Walker Cancer Center.

Join us for the Fe for a Cure event Saturday, September 16, 2023, or become a supporter for our cause!

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Race Information

Fe for a Cure is a 5K (3.1 miles) race/walk. Participants will start at Kansas Wesleyan University (KWU), proceed north on Santa Fe Avenue, turn around near Mulberry Street, and proceed south on Santa Fe to the finish at KWU.

Early Packet Pick-up

Early packet pick-up will be Sept. 15th from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m at Tammy Walker Cancer Center.

Race Schedule

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Onsite registration and packet pick-up at Kansas Wesleyan
8:15 a.m.Survivor lap at KWU
8:45 a.m.Race Announcements and Survivor’s Welcome
9:00 a.m.Race Begins

After the race, stick around for live music, race awards, food, refreshments, and fun for the whole family on the Kansas Wesleyan campus.

Entry Fee

$25 for adults (age 12 & older) includes T-shirt
$10 for children (11 & younger) includes youth T-shirt
Remember–100% of your entry fee supports cancer patients!

Couch Potato Entry

For $25 ($10 for kids), you get a T-shirt *AND* we promise not to tell anyone you didn’t actually do the run/walk! You get to look great and support cancer patients!

Fe For A Cure Corporate Challenge

Participation awards will be given to businesses with the most entrants in the run/walk from a single company.
Categories will be ranked as:

  • Small (less than 100 employees)
  • Mid-Size (100-250 employees)
  • Large (over 250 employees)

* Red Dirt Race Management will chip all participants using ChronoTrack systems. For more information on ChronoTrack Live click here.


The top three males and females in each age group will receive awards.

Age Groups

9 & under
70 & over

Now USATF-certified, the Fe for a Cure 5K Race/Walk is one of only three certified races held in Salina, KS.  The USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long distance running, and race walking in the United States. Learn more at usatf.org.

1. By making your tax-deductible donation.

All proceeds from Fe for a Cure will support cancer awareness, education and treatment at the Tammy Walker Cancer including state-of-the art care and the latest treatment options.

Patients and their families throughout north central Kansas depend on the Tammy Walker Cancer Center for the following services:

  • Appearance Center (wigs, scarves, hats, makeup)
  • Patient Emergency Assistance Fund
  • Masonic Cancer Alliance Membership (access to clinical trials)
  • Morrison House overnight accommodations
  • Teleconferencing equipment
  • Med-A-Van Patient Transportation
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Educational events and materials (literature and DVDs)
  • Support groups
  • Blanket warmers
  • Wheelchairs

Or make a gift by check

Please make checks payable to Fe for a Cure and mail them to the address listed below.

Salina Regional Health Foundation
PO Box 618
Salina, KS 67402-0618

If you have questions about making a donation or any of the many ways you can support patients at the Tammy Walker Cancer Center, contact Marla McElderry, Executive Director of the Salina Regional Health Foundation, at (785) 452-6027 or mmcelder@srhc.com.

2. By donating your time.

Race and event volunteers are needed to help make Fe for a Cure a success. If you or your organization would like to help, contact Daniel Craig, Cancer Program Outreach Coordinator, at the Tammy Walker Cancer Center by calling (785)452-4848 or e-mail: dacraig@srhc.com

3. By becoming a sponsor.

This event would not be possible without our sponsors. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a sponsor, contact Marla McElderry, Executive Director of the Salina Regional Health Foundation, at (785) 452-6027 or mmcelder@srhc.com.

4. By registering to race!

For general inquiries about Fe for a Cure, call the Salina Regional Health Foundation at (785) 452-6027 or e-mail mmcelder@srhc.com.