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5K, 10K, 1 Mile, Other
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
About This Activity
Brock Wilkerson Memorial Cancer Research Fund was established by John Toole in 2005 after the death of his friend -Brock Wilkerson
Brock Wilkerson was an inspiration to his friends and family long before he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer at the age of 45. He lived life with a unique capacity for kindness, friendship and leadership.
In his community, Brock served on many local non-profit boards and always had time to be a great friend. He was especially dedicated to helping coach his daughter's soccer team and spending time with his family and children.
An avid runner, Brock completed 13 marathons--3 of which he ran with stage 4 lung cancer. Brock loved the camaraderie of running with friends and inspired many to sign up and run races as well.
We hope to keep Brock's infectious spirit alive with: "BrockTrot"--an annual10k, 5k foot race and community walk and 1 mile and ½ mile kids fun run held in Lenox, MA. Our purpose is to raise funds and awareness to support research and early detection of lung cancer in non-smokers.
We hope that each year BrockTrot will bring family, old friends and new friends together, and reinforce what was important to Brock: love, life and enjoying every moment.
Lung cancer remains the leading cause of all cancer deaths in the United States. A significant number of lung cancer patients have never smoked; 15% of men, 20% of women. Proceeds from the BrockTrot have benefitted the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Lowe Thoratic Oncology Program. Their researchers are studying potential environmental and genetic factors that may cause these cancers. Your contributions help support innovative studies and clinical trials at Dana-Farber which will one day make thoratic cancer history
The BrockTrot has nearly donated $300,000 to date to Dana Farber Cancer Research.
Event details and schedule
Bib Packets can be picked up on the morning of the day of the race from 7AM - 8:45AM
10K, 5K and Walk will start at :00am on
Kids races will start on Shakespeare & Co grounds at :00am