On Sunday, Nov. 18, the second annual Beacon of Hope 5K Run/Walk in Memory of Kevin P. Enterlein will take place at Tiger Shark Cove Park in Wellington. Enterlein lost his three-year battle with colon cancer in November 2016 at the age of 51. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope (CAHH).
Enterlein, a 26-year resident of Wellington, 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, and their two grown children, Kevin and Melissa. Enterlein was an enthusiastic runner, so the family felt that an event like this would truly honor his memory.
“Last year was our inaugural event, and thanks to all of the sponsors and participants, we were able to raise more than $30,000 to help local Palm Beach County residents dealing with cancer and needing financial assistance,” Andrea Enterlein said. “We decided to host this race again because of all the support we received from the community, and we look forward to another successful event.”
The Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope’s mission is assisting the children, adults and families affected by cancer and the subsequent bills they acquire during the treatment and recovery process. Due to the high costs of cancer treatment and the severity of the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, many cancer patients suffer severe financial setbacks and difficulties. CAHH offers assistance to qualified cancer patients in Palm Beach County to ease this burden. For more information on the work of CAHH, visit www.cahh.org.
The 2018 Beacon of Hope 5K Run/Walk begins at 7:30 a.m. at Tiger Shark Cove Park (13800 Greenbriar Blvd, Wellington). The price is $28 (plus a $2.50 sign-up fee) until Oct. 31. After Oct. 31, the price increases to $35 (plus a $3 sign-up fee). Children 12 and under are free. Day of the race registration is $35 cash only until 7:25 a.m.
Sponsors include: Gold sponsors Boynton Financial Group and Palm Beach Urology Associates; silver sponsors Minnie & Coal Productions, Chase and the Allstate Foundation/Tom Neumann Agency.
To register for the event, visit www.beaconofhopewellington.com.