Fall 2021

Calling All Runners and Walkers!

Game On Cancer (GOC) is partnering again with the Detroit Free Press (DFP) 5K on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

We’re going the extra mile and running OR walking for our patients…one mile at a time. The DFP plans on offering both in-person and virtual options for the race. They’ll monitor all state and local COVID- 19 mandates and recommendations for gatherings from the CDC, Michigan Health and Human Services Department, the city of Detroit and their medical partner- Henry Ford Health System.

Why join the GOC 5K team?

On average, fundraisers that participate in endurance events raise more money. Do more with your race. Be a Game On Cancer hero and run for local cancer patients.

It’s Fast, Simple and Personalized: You can quickly raise funds with your personalized fundraising page where you can add a favorite photo and tell your story. Get up and running in no time and start accepting donations from friends and family members.

What is included with my 5K registration?

As a GOC fundraiser and member of the 5K team you will be invited to our celebratory Field Day event at the end of the campaign and also have the opportunity to earn fun prizes. As a BONUS you’ll also have the benefit of:

  • Fun contests and incentives
  • Tips and tools to help boost your fundraising efforts
  • Complimentary goodies and refreshments after the race at our Game On Cancer tent at Miliken State Park
  • Free shuttle to and from the race site
  • Personal support from your GOC fundraising coaches

How do you join the team?

Step 1

Register for the 5K by clicking here. Select “no thank you,” when asked about supporting an organization. We have our own fundraising platform for you to use. Once you pay your race registration fee, you will receive a race jersey and medal from the DFPM organizers.

The 5K course takes participants along the Detroit River, past Milliken State Park and Chene Park and through historic Rivertown Warehouse District before finishing in front of the DNR Outdoor Adventure center.

Step 2

Get your fundraising started by registering here and retain 100% of the donations to your page for patients that need it most. You can create a team or register as an individual. Be sure to choose 5K as your participant type from the drop down menu. Use our platform to make the most of your fundraising and make a difference in the lives of local cancer patients.

Looking for a team to join? Consider joining our team HFHS ExCITE. Click here and search HFHS ExCITE to register. The ExCITE program, which is supported in large part through funds raised by Game On Cancer, provides low-cost individualized exercise programs for cancer patients and survivors. For more information about the ExCITE program click here.

Step 3

Give yourself a pat on the back for making the commitment to get in the game and taking that next step toward a healthier you, all while making an impact on cancer patients in our community!

Prizes

Game On Cancer is making a difference for patients and families in our community, every day! This has been true even through the pandemic. We hope to celebrate you and your success together at Ford Field in the Fall if it’s safe to gather, and we’ll be offering online coaching and support all season long. Learn more on the website after you complete your registration! Thank you for joining our team.

How would you like to participate?

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