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.
Three 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), 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 on historic Santa Fe Avenue in downtown Salina and Oakdale Park, 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!
Fe for a Cure is a 5K (3.1 miles) race/walk. Participants will start at Tammy Walker Cancer Center (TWCC), proceed north on Santa Fe Avenue in downtown Salina, go through Oakdale Park, and finish at TWCC.
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.
|7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
|Onsite registration and packet pick-up at Tammy Walker Cancer Center
|Race Announcements and Survivor’s Welcome
After the race, stick around for live music, race awards, food, refreshments, and fun for the whole family.
$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.
|9 & under
|70 & over
Now USATF-certified, the Fe for a Cure 5K Race/Walk is one of only two 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. By registering to race!
Purchase a ribbon to honor or remember a loved one who has had or is currently battling cancer.
Decorated ribbons will be displayed along the lawns of Tammy Walker Cancer Center and Salina Regional Health Center on race day.
Ribbons are $10 each. All purchases will benefit patients at Tammy Walker Cancer Center.