Kevin Enterlein, 51, a 26-year resident of Wellington, lost his battle with colon cancer last November. During almost three years of dealing with the disease, Enterlein established Beacon of Hope to raise funds and provide support for underprivileged families dealing with cancer.
The nonprofit is now run by his wife, Andrea, along with their two grown children, Kevin and Melissa.
“My husband was always a healthy person,” Andrea said. “He was very strict with his diet and exercise. That’s why my children and I felt what better way to honor his memory than with something he was so enthusiastic about.”
The Beacon of Hope 5K run/walk in memory of Kevin Enterlein will be held Sunday, Nov. 12 to mark the first anniversary of his passing. The event will begin at Tiger Shark Cove Park in Wellington at 7:30 a.m. and head to the Wellington Dog Park and back. These are the same streets where Kevin would run himself.
All proceeds from Beacon of Hope’s 5K will benefit the Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope, a Palm Beach County not-for-profit organization which eases the burden of qualified local cancer patients by paying their non-medical bills and providing information resources.
For more information, call Andrea Enterlein at (561) 603-0835.
ABOVE: Kevin Enterlein