Get ready to Run. Raise. Rally. And ROCK!
Join us for the 2021 Seacoast Cancer 5K, one of the largest road races in New Hampshire, and step up in the fight against cancer on the Seacoast! This event is a celebration of life and the life-saving work of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital’s Seacoast Cancer Center. Choose from in person or virtual registration options, rally your friends and family and make a difference for patients and families impacted by cancer in our community.
- Virtual 5K Event | Saturday, September 18 – Saturday, September 25, 2021 | Anytime, Anywhere
- Community Celebration | Saturday, September 25, 2021 | Wentworth-Douglass Hospital | 5:00pm – 8:00pm
- In-person 5K Event | Sunday, September 26, 2021 | Wentworth-Douglass Hospital | 9:00am
Cancer doesn’t stop… and neither did she!
When 5K Team Captain and two-time cancer survivor Rae Ann Chrane of Coach Chrane & Friends starts her fundraising team, she finds inspiration from survivors in the community. “The stories we learn about teams, participants, and survivors are so moving,” says Chrane who was inspired to raise more than $11,000 over the past five years!
Chrane knows firsthand of the SCC having undergone her own cancer treatment in 2012 for uterine cancer and in 2018 for skin cancer. Her gratitude for the top-notch care she received motivates her to return each year and make a difference.
“It isn’t hard to reach out about the Seacoast Cancer Center and 5K. So many people have a connection, and it makes asking for donations an easy task.”
“Normally it’s a big party at WDH and I thrive on that energy,” she said “but the pandemic caused us to go virtual. 2020 was two weeks of walking and team posts from all over the world, which was equally inspiring! The teams showed a lot of creativity.” She was particularly encouraged by the race’s key message that cancer doesn’t stop and neither do we!
“After my husband and I completed our virtual 5K, we received a message from a UNH classmate. He recently lost his girlfriend to cancer and thanked us for taking on this cause. It mattered to him and it matters to us.”
5K Philanthropy At Work
Feature: Survivorship & Wellness Program
The Survivorship & Wellness Program at the Seacoast Cancer Center supports both the patients and programmatic needs, but also the staff. These needs include acupuncture and massage, visits with a nutritionist, and even exercise classes to boost energy and strength. This program also underwrites the cost of key services not covered by insurance such as education for treatment, nutrition counseling, prevention strategies, and patient navigation. It also supports basic needs for those who cannot afford transportation, gas cards, groceries, or other necessities during treatment. The vision for this program is to provide patients with an array of services that address the medical realities of cancer, such as potential for late-effects, job loss, and financial burden, as well as educational and wellness projects to help patients and those closest to them thrive. “Survivor” is no longer a term used to describe someone who has undergone cancer treatment, but instead represents a story unique to every cancer patient. With the help of a specialized Nurse Navigator position, patients are guided through the healthcare system from diagnosis through survivorship. Thanks to funding from the Wentworth-Douglass Foundation, the future of this program has been guaranteed for several years to come.
To learn more about the many ways the Seacoast Cancer 5K makes a difference, please visit our Impact Page.
A Look Back at 2020
We Ran. We Raised. We Rallied. WE ROCKED!
Cancer doesn’t stop… and neither did we! Last year’s virtual “Anytime 5K” took place over two weeks, September 19th through October 4th, with over 1,125 participants! The event raised $260,584 thanks to generous donors like you!
Every dollar raised by the Seacoast Cancer 5K stays in our community and allows patients to live their lives to the fullest while receiving cancer treatments all the way through survivorship. Your support allows the multi-disciplinary care team at the Seacoast Cancer Center to provide complimentary supportive, wellness and integrative therapies to care for the mind, body and soul of patients and their families. These services offered through the Survivorship and Wellness Program make an incredible impact for patients every day!
Come one, come all! Bring your family, friends and fellow 5K supporters and join us for a Community Celebration hosted by the Seacoast Cancer 5K. Enjoy fun for the whole family with games, activities, food trucks, beer garden and live music… all while supporting the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Seacoast Cancer Center.
When: Saturday, September 25th, 2021 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, South Parking Lot
The White Mamba Returns!
We are thrilled to announce that Brian Scalabrine, NBC Sports Boston Celtics color analyst and former Boston Hoops favorite, will be joining us for the fourth year as our Honorary 5K Team Captain! Brian, also known as “Scal” and “The White Mamba”, is always a fan favorite bringing an energy and enthusiasm for this cause that is truly contagious.
At the 2020 5K Closing Ceremony, Brian stated, “You have to remember that this isn’t just about that day. This race is about cancer survivors and helping them remain positive. I remember my guy Kenny, a young man who battled cancer and lost his leg. With his prosthetic, Kenny participated in the 2019 event and from last year to this year, he completed the race in half the time. That is unbelievable because he has to be motivated to do it every single day and Kenny, we all appreciate the work you put in.”
Since 2018, Brian has helped rally participants in the Seacoast Cancer 5K in the fight against cancer on the Seacoast. With the White Mamba on our team, we know that 2021 will be another amazing success!
Thank you to our 2021 Corporate Sponsors for helping make this event a success!
Make a difference for patients and families impacted by cancer throughout the Seacoast with your sponsorship today. Opportunities range from $250 to $25,000. By supporting this event, your company gains visibility and exposure to 13,000+ email subscribers and 16,000+ social media followers. To secure your sponsorship, contact Sarah Kuhl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603.609.6678.