Leaves of Hope 2014

With more than 14 million survivors in America, we all know someone who has beaten cancer. Thank you for celebrating survival with us!

On Sunday, June 1, 2014, the Exempla Comprehensive Cancer Center at Lutheran Medical Center and Exempla Lutheran Medical Center Foundation and nearly 1,000 survivors, families, hospital staff, and friends  celebrated our community’s cancer survivors at the 7th annual Leaves of Hope Run/Walk and Cancer Survivors Celebration!

The event featured a Survivors Breakfast, dog- and stroller-friendly 5K and 10K races, a shady 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, a Health and Safety Expo with close to 50 exhibitors, an inspiring keynote address from three-year surivor and rock royalty Chris Daniels and a live performance from his band, Chris Daniels and the Kings, and more!

The 5K was won by Alexander Nelson in the men's division (17:30) and Casey Jongewaard in the women's division (20:00). The 10K was won by John Fontenot in the men's division (43:27) and Brianne Beemer (45:26) in the women's division. View the Race Results page for all 5K and 10K results. 

Leaves of Hope is the largest National Cancer Survivors Day event in Jefferson County! 

Save the date!

The 2015 Leaves of Hope Run/Walk and Cancer Survivors Celebration will be held on Sunday, June 7 at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge. See you there!

2014 Leaves of Hope News


Steps toward survival

By Hugh Johnson, Wheat Ridge Transcript

Some people run to stay healthy, others jog to experience the beauty of the Colorado summer. Those who attended Exempla Lutheran Medical Center’s Leaves of Hope Run/Walk Sunday ran for a different reason, to celebrate life.

In conjunction with National Cancer Survivor’s Day, Exempla Lutheran hosted its seventh Leaves of Hope Run/Walk in celebration of the 14 million cancer survivors in America. A sunny day that included breakfast for cancer survivors, music, snow cones and more, the event featured a kids 100-yard dash, a 1-mile family walk, a 5k run/walk and a 10k run/walk in which participants got run along the Crown Hill Lake Park.

Read more: http://wheatridgetranscript.com/stories/Steps-toward-survival,156539

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