Help us win the battle against breast cancer!
Join us for
The Sandi McCool Champions of Hope 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
5K Run, 2-Mile Spirit Walk, Kid Fit Challenge, 25- & 45-Mile Cycling Event
Honoring Those Touched By Breast Cancer
Southeast Alabama Medical Center Campaign
1922 Fairview Avenue, Dothan, Alabama
Pre-Registration: (Begins online on August 1 – October 12)
Ages 11 and up: $25.00
Ages 10 and under: $10.00
Late Registration: (October 13 -18 & Event Day)
Ages 11 and up: $40.00
Ages 10 and under: $15.00
NOTE: Registration unavailable October 19 due to event preparation.
Downloadable information below:
- 2012 Registration Form
- 2012 Event Schedule
- 2012 Sponsorship Information
- 2012 5K Run & 2-Mile Spirit Walk Map (Updated – 9-28-12)
- 2012 Event Flyer (Updated 9-28-12)
- History of Champions of Hope
- Thank you 2012 Event Sponsors
Also make plans to join us for….
Champions of Hope Pasta Dinner Night
Friday, October 19, 2012
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
- Champions Plaza opens – 5:00 p.m.
- Live entertainment featuring Wesley Cook
- Balloon Release – 6:00 p.m. Pay tribute to those affected by breast cancer.
Tickets are $8.00 each. Dine in or carry out!
Balloon Release – $5.00 per tribute
Volunteer with Us
Volunteers are valued members of the Foundation development team. There are always opportunities to help with various special events, campaigns and fundraising activities including Champions of Hope, the Heart & Soul Gala and the Golf Invitational & Wellness Luncheon. We also have an ongoing need for administrative assistance in the Foundation office.
If you would like to become a Foundation Volunteer, you may complete the Volunteer Application online by clicking here:
In Spring 2008, while visiting with close friends, Sandi McCool – a nurse, a wife, and a friend fighting breast cancer – shared her dream of one day participating in a local event that would honor and encourage breast cancer survivors. That dream became a reality on October 25, 2008, when more than 500 participants gathered on the campus of Southeast Alabama Medical Center to embrace the fighting spirit of those who have battled breast cancer.
On November 23, 2011, Sandi lost her seven-year battle with breast cancer. Sandi will always remain the inspiration and driving force behind Champions of Hope.
Her vision continues to grow. And in 2012, as a tribute to her legacy, the event name was changed to The Sandi McCool – Champions of Hope.
Each year the event is lead by an inspiring breast cancer survivor. Past chairs include, Kelli Cundith-2009, Kelli Hall-2010 and Franzi Bondy-2011. With every passing year the community participation becomes greater and the funds raised increase. During 2010, the event saw over 1,500 and in 2011, the number increased to 1,800 individuals who turned in support of the cause.
Raising more than $300,000 since its inaugural year Champions of Hope proceeds help expand cancer services and programs offered by the Medical Center, including the Southeast Regional Health Screening Program, a 45-foot mobile medical vehicle. Equipped with a digital mammography suite, lab and an education area the van provides access to life-saving screening tests throughout the region.
Champions of Hope is a multi-activity event that includes a 5K run, 2-mile Spirit Walk, 25- & 45-mile cycling route and a Kid Fit Challenge will take place on the campus of Southeast Alabama Medical Center Saturday, October 20, 2012. Online registration begins August 1.
Team participation is encouraged and there will be special recognition for the largest team, the team raising the most money and the team with the best t-shirt design. For sponsorship and/or participant information, please contact the Medical Center Foundation office at 334-673-4150.