Cancer's a Beach 5k Run/Walk

Event Date

Sat, Sep 13, 2014


Folly Beach, SC

About This Activity

“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.


Event details and schedule

When: Saturday, September 13, 2014 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.

Packet Pick-Up: Friday, September 12, 2014 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 13, 2014 from 7am-8am at 12th Street Public Beach Access, Folly Beach.

Online Registration closes September 11, 2014!

Late Registration available Friday, September 12 at Fleet Feet Sports or Saturday, September 13 at 12th Street Public Beach Access, Folly Beach from 7am-8am.

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 for details! 

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