18th Annual Hopecam 5K

On Sunday May 6th, we held our 18th Annual Hopecam 5k.  The rain stayed away and it was a beautiful morning.  Thank you to everyone that came out to honor our Hopecam child Fletcher.  Over 450 people attended and we raised $53,500 to help connect more children with cancer!

 Hopecam Honored Child 'Fletcher'

Hopecam Honored Child 'Fletcher'

 Fletcher with Hopecam founder Len Forkas

Fletcher with Hopecam founder Len Forkas

 Thank you to our Title Sponsor  Vibrent Health , the founder & CEO of Vibrent Health Praduman Jain is holding the check with our Honored Hopecam child Fletcher.

Thank you to our Title Sponsor Vibrent Health, the founder & CEO of Vibrent Health Praduman Jain is holding the check with our Honored Hopecam child Fletcher.

 Len Forkas's son Matt Forkas with our Honored Hopecam child Fletcher and Fletcher's amazing mom.

Len Forkas's son Matt Forkas with our Honored Hopecam child Fletcher and Fletcher's amazing mom.

Thank you to all of our Hopecam 5K Sponsors!  Our Title Sponsor was Vibrent Health. Our Gold Sponsors - Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cooley, Dulles Greenway, Milestone Communications, and to Johnny Bolton and family 'in remembrance of Mom and Nan'. Our Bronze Sponsors - Apptium, Chick-fil-A, Creative Systems and Consulting, Crown Trophy of AshburnEarth Networks, FVC Bank, Giant, GoMix, The McLean Group, Miller, Miller & Canby, Reston Shirt, Mark and Rozanne Silverwood, Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital, Nina and John Toups, Wax & Oils, Wegmans, and Wheat's.

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Thank you to all the vendors that participated: Face painting by Sandra Fox at Pixie Dust Creations, Balloon artist Sam Chawla, Hop on Pop's Moonbounce, Capstone Chiropratic care, Golly Waffles food truck, Potomac River Running – race company, and to TK Photo for capturing all of the amazing photos at our 5K!  


To view all of the Hopecam 18th Annual 5K photos, please visit the following webpage:  TK Photo Hopecam 5K 2018 Photos


Also thank you to the members of the 501st Garrison Tyranus for attending.  The Star Wars Storm Trooper even ran the entire course with his family and in full costume!

 Members of the 501st Garrison Tyranus and our Honored Hopecam child Fletcher with our first place winner in the childrens division.

Members of the 501st Garrison Tyranus and our Honored Hopecam child Fletcher with our first place winner in the childrens division.

 The Revature Team

The Revature Team

Thank you to the following corporate teams: AccentureAmazon Web Services (AWS), Apptium TechnologiesBaker TillyBlue Node SolutionsBooz Allen HamiltonCooleyCreative Systems and Consulting, The McLean GroupRevature, and Vibrent Health.  Our top corporate team for this years event was: Revature for raising the most money!

Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers, Hopecam staff and Board Members for helping.  This event would not have been so successful without all of your generous time and help!

 Hopecam Staff: Lauren Priestas, Sam Rosko and Sara Dia

Hopecam Staff: Lauren Priestas, Sam Rosko and Sara Dia

 Hopecam Board Members

Hopecam Board Members

We are looking forward to our 19th year next year!

RAAM 2018 Benefiting Hopecam

Race Across America (RAAM) starts on June 12th, 2018.  This year, Frank Fumich will be competing in RAAM for Hopecam!  RAAM is a 3,089 mile solo cross country bike race from Oceanside CA to Annapolis MD.

Frank's goal is to raise money for Hopecam so we can connect more children to their classroom, friends, and support system while they are in cancer treatment.

Who is Frank Fumich?  He is a husband, a father to two girls, a business owner, and ultra-endurance athlete/adventurer.  Read more about Frank here: FrankFumich.com 

Thank you Frank Fumich for racing across America to help Hopecam defeat social isolation and put more smiles on the faces of children fighting cancer! 

Make and Impact with your Gift on November 28th

Mark your Calendars for #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Your donation helps connect children in treatment for cancer to their friends and classrooms and decreases the loneliness and anxiety they experience during this time. Did you know that the average Hopecam child misses over 80 days of school? Consider a gift to Hopecam to help a child with cancer Stay Connected to their classmates, friends and family during this frightening time.

    This year, Facebook is matching the first $2 Million Dollars in donations to nonprofits on #GivingTuesday.  Donate through Hopecam's site on Facebook starting at 8am on Tuesday, November 28th and  your donation will be matched.  Or start your own personal Facebook fundraiser for Hopecam. It’s easy to create and share your post with friends.  Contact info@hopecam.org for questions or assistance.

    Your donation can make an Impact in the life of a child with cancer! 

    Race For Hope RAAM Hopecam 2017 Celebration

    On Thursday October 19th, Hopecam held a Celebration event to thank everyone who helped us reach and hit our goal of $1 MILLION!  On June 25th, Len Forkas completed the Race Across America (RAAM) a 3089 mile solo cross country bike race from Oceanside CA to Annapolis MD.  

    Len dedicated each day of the race and 56 time stations along the route to children served by Hopecam.   He also spoke with a Hopecam child each day of the race.  This is his second time completing the race, Len completed RAAM in 11 days, 21 hours and 35 minutes and won the competition’s Lon Haldeman Award as the race’s top fundraiser.

    Thank you to everyone who made this possible and for those who could attend the celebration event.

    Thank you to Tara Kennedy from TK Photo for capturing all the wonderful photos at the event.

     

    Race For Hope Documentary

    The following documentary is the “Race for Hope” bike race, a 3,089 mile journey completed in 11 days 21 hours for Hopecam. 

    Hopecam, an organization dedicated to helping children battling cancer overcome social isolation during their treatment, celebrates reaching its $1 million fundraising goal to connect another 1,000 children to their friends at school. Since its founding in 2003, the organization has connected 1,350 children in 46 states.

    The successful campaign was led by founder Len Forkas’ participation in the Race Across America (RAAM), a grueling, 12-day, 3,089 mile bike race from San Diego, California to Annapolis, Maryland. Forkas dedicated each day of the race and 56 time stations along the route to children served by Hopecam. His second time completing the race, Forkas finished in 11 days, 21 hours and 35 minutes and won the competition’s Lon Haldeman Award as the race’s top fundraiser.

    Thank you to filmmakers Mauricio Cimino, Will Hoffinger and Mike Myers.

     

    3rd Annual Skyline Century and Double Century Ride

    This past weekend, seven cyclists raised over $10K for Hopecam!  They biked 200 miles in two days from Front Royal, VA to Waynesboro, VA and back to help children with cancer.  The cyclists tackled 18,000 vertical feet of climbing on Skyline Drive at Shenandoah National Park.  Thank you to all the volunteers who supported the cyclists and to our Board Member Leigh Ann Schultz who helped organize the event!

    Watch Len Forkas speak at TEDx Tysons

    Hopecam founder Len Forkas was a speaker at the TEDx Tysons event on June 10th, 2017.  

    When Len Forkas found out his 9-year old son had leukemia, he was scared and he wanted to help. He turned to endurance races to manage his stress and started a nonprofit to help connect kids with cancer Len takes his audience on a 3,000 mile, 11 day solo bike race with his 11 person all volunteer team sharing lessons such as the power of forgiveness and gratitude, knowing your limits and honoring roles.

    Join us for the Skyline Century and Double Century Ride - Sept. 23-24th

    Skyline Century and Double Century Ride

    September 23-24, 2017

    Register Today!

    www.skylinedoublecentury.org

    Registration is limited to the first 25 riders.  

    The Skyline Ride benefits Hopecam. This charity ride is for cycling enthusiasts who want to help kids feel the power of connecting with friends while undergoing cancer treatment. 

    It's more than a ride. Twenty-five cyclists will get to complete a bucket-list ride along Skyline Drive in the beautiful Shenandoah National Park with full support. Experience it like a pro.