Camp CARE 5K

September 12, 2020 Charlotte, NC US 28212 Directions
Events

5K

9:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT

5K Children Under 12

9:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT

Current Camp CARE campers - FREE

9:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT
Camp CARE 5K Postponed

New Date: September 12, 2020

Dear families, friends, sponsors and donors of Camp CARE
 
Like all of you, the Camp CARE team has been closely monitoring the events of the last few weeks in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
Due to the recommendations of the CDC and our government, we feel it is in the best interest and safety of all, especially the population we serve, to postpone our Camp CARE 5K, scheduled for April 18, 2020. 
 
Our plan is to reschedule for September 12, 2020.  We will continue to monitor the situation and make the best judgement by the recommendations we receive. 
 
We are also in contact with our friends from Camp Lurecrest and COCA-I (Children's Oncology Camping Association- International) and will be discussing the effects of COVID-19 and the effects it will have on our upcoming camp season. 
 
We will keep you updated as any changes unfold. 
 
We look forward to being together as a Camp CARE family when the time is right.  In the meantime, spread the Camp CARE spirit through love and kindness!
 
Be well and stay safe.
 
Camp CARE Directors and Board

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us.  Thanks for your patience!

- The Camp CARE 5K Team

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

Thanks,

The Camp CARE 5K Team

We understand. We hope you can join us next time. We will work to get that refund to you as soon as possible.

- The Camp CARE 5K Team

Place
McAlpine Creek Park
8711 Monroe Rd
Charlotte, NC US 28212
Description

April 18th, 2020 – McAlpine Creek Park

The 2020 Camp CARE 5K is just around the corner! 

Did you know that this walk was originally started by a Camp CARE camper? He was so inspired by his summer camp experience that he wanted to do something to make sure that all children with cancer would find the same joy, new friendships and fun that he found at camp. That camper was Paul Jon (P.J.) St. Martin. In the fall of 1994, 16 year old P.J. started the first walkathon…in a wheelchair. Twenty years later, it has evolved into a 5K run/walk and is the largest fund raiser for Camp CARE.

 

So how did Zack get involved? Zack became part of the Camp CARE family in 1992. He was a camper, then a counselor, and eventually sat on the board of directors. When the St. Martin’s asked if Zack’s name could be added to the walkathon, his family was honored. Camp CARE provided support, friendship, laughter and a sense of extended family for him. It also provided an opportunity to be with others who understood the experience and impact of having childhood cancer. These young men epitomize what Camp CARE stands for!

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