NOW VIRTUAL: Angels Among Us 5K & Walk of Hope
Because of the continued rise in COVID-19 cases, and in an effort to protect the health and well-being of our patients, families, supporters, volunteers and staff, the in-person Angels Among Us 5K & Walk of Hope, which had been rescheduled to Saturday, October 10, 2020, will now be a virtual event that participants can join from anywhere.
The Angels Among Us 5K & Walk of Hope is the signature fundraising event for the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center and brings together thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers, loved ones, and Duke faculty and staff.
Event organizers said in an email update this week: "We are all disappointed that we will not have the opportunity to be with you in person, but we are planning a very special virtual experience from the run/walk to the ceremony —so stay tuned for all the details. Our virtual Angels Among Us 2020 will capture the same joy, spirit and hope that we all enjoy each year at Duke. We will never stop working to provide our patients and families with the very best comprehensive care that combines research breakthroughs, clinical trials and the newest therapies."
Funds raised for Angels Among Us play an important part in advancing groundbreaking therapies and technologies. They’re used where the need is, from supporting a new researcher to buying new equipment for the lab or surgical suite. In its 26-year history, the event has raised over $27 million for the cause and the community of supporters has grown exponentially.
Last year, more than 4,000 participants raised a record $2.3 million. This year, organizers are hoping to top their $2 million goal again. More than 90 teams have already registered and raised more than $1 million.