|RACE DAY SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Choose Your Time
Create Your 5K or 10K from Your Home or Local Park or
Post your route. We would love to see everyone
throughout our community.
ABOUT BATTLE FOR HOPE
The Heather Ridley-Fleeman Battle for Hope is a run/walk
event held the first Saturday in May each year at the
Old Tiger Stadium in Bentonville. The event began in
2005 as a way to honor the life of Heather Ridley-Fleeman
and raise awareness of colon cancer. Heather died in
2004 at the young age of 28 after a long battle with
The following year, a close
group of Heather's family and friends partnered with
Hope Cancer Resources to help make sure other cancer
patients have access to the care they need during
treatment and to educate individuals that early
detection does save lives.
During her life, Heather was a
member of the Walmart supplier community. She was also
dedicated to supporting agencies that work to help
cancer patients through treatments and make
state-of-the-art cancer research locally accessible.
By participating in Battle for
Hope, you can help Hope Cancer Resources continue the
mission of providing cancer support and education to
cancer patients in Northwest Arkansas. Register online
today. All proceeds from Battle for Hope go directly to
Hope Cancer Resources. Individual runners and walkers,
as well as teams are encouraged to participate.
Sponsorships are available as well.
Click here to view the Battle
for Hope policies and restrictions.
ABOUT HOPE CANCER RESOURCES
The mission of Hope Cancer Resources is to provide
compassionate, professional cancer support and education
in the Northwest Arkansas region today and tomorrow.
Our vision is to provide hope and enhance quality of
life by expanding prevention, wellness and comprehensive
cancer support services in our region.
Hope Cancer Resources employs a
highly-professional staff which includes a team of
licensed oncology social workers, a Spanish medical
interpreter, and three certified health education
specialists. We provide transportation for patients to
ensure access to cancer treatment when needed as well as
cancer prevention and education to help a patient during
and after their treatment. Financial assistance is also
provided for prescription medications, nutritional
supplements, travel and everyday living expenses to
alleviate some of the financial stresses a patient may
Believing emotional support is
essential for healthy survivorship, we offer counseling
services ranging from a kind word or listening ear to
one-on-one, couples or family counseling sessions with a
licensed mental health professional. Hope Cancer
Resources also provide emotional support in group
In addition, Hope Cancer
Resources provides financial assistance for cancer
screenings and cancer prevention education for public
schools, employers and the general public. This
education includes topics that promote healthy
lifestyles and other means to reduce the risk of cancer.
We launched our Wellness Center
for Hope in 2017 to promote wellness and healthy living
in cancer survivors by restoring physical activity
through yoga, light exercise, weight training, nutrition
interventions and motivational and solution-focused