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 the 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. Kevin 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 who are dealing with cancer and need financial assistance,” Andrea Enterlein said. “We decided to host this race again because of all the support we received from the community and 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 resulting in their inability to continue their medical insurance, which pays for their ongoing treatments; maintain transportation to go to treatment, or pay for their housing and living expenses, leaving individuals and families without a place to live.
The CAHH offers assistance to qualified cancer patients in Palm Beach County to ease this burden. For more information, visit www.cahh.org.
The 2018 Beacon of Hope 5K Run/Walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Tiger Shark Cove Park (13800 Greenbriar Blvd., Wellington). The cost to register is $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 of the event include: gold sponsors Boynton Financial Group Inc. and Palm Beach Urology Associates P.A.; silver sponsors Wellington Regional Medical Center, Minnie & Coal Productions and the Liguori Family, Chase and the Allstate Foundation/Tom Neumann Agency; and bronze sponsors Wellington National Golf Club, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Royal Palm Brewery and Blueline Title Company.
To register for 2018 Beacon of Hope 5K Run/Walk in Memory of Kevin P. Enterlein benefiting CAHH, visit www.beaconofhopewellington.com.