St. Charles Foundation is changing its annual Heaven Can Wait 5K to a virtual event this year to raise funds for St. Charles Health System’s COVID-19 efforts.
“Heaven Can Wait 2020: Virtual Race for Frontline Heroes” will take place from June 7 to 14.
Community members are encouraged to donate $25 or more to St. Charles Foundation to support frontline caregivers. Participants will walk or run in their own neighborhoods and can send photos of themselves completing the 5K, which will be shared on St. Charles’ website and social media channels.
When participants can visit HeavenCanWait.org to make a donation and designate the
gift to “Heaven Can Wait: Frontline Heroes,” they will be automatically registered for the virtual 5K. They’ll receive a printable bib number via email and will be encouraged to complete a 5K on their own, in their own neighborhoods, within the span of a week.
“For the past 20 years, the Heaven Can Wait 5K has raised money for Sara’s Project, providing breast cancer education and support for people in Central and Eastern Oregon. Those services will continue,” said Tom Schumacher, director of the St. Charles Cancer Center.
“Fighting COVID-19 takes our entire community, and this virtual event allows us the flexibility to raise much needed funds to support St. Charles’ front line caregivers. We wouldn’t be able to pivot to an event like this without the continued participation from the community and our steadfast sponsors.”
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