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 colon
cancer. 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.
The Heather Ridley-Fleeman Battle for Hope. All proceeds benefit Hope
Cancer Resources, providing compassionate, professional cancer support
and education in the Northwest Arkansas region today and tomorrow.