Do it 4 Cam Virtual 5K race
THE HOPE CONNECT ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL ”DO IT 4 CAM” VIRTUAL 5K Tallahassee, FL. - April 20, 2019 - Hope Connect Inc. and Florida State University School Athletics will host and honor the memory of Cam Brown in second Annual “Do IT 4 CAM” virtual 5K. This Virtual 5k event will take place from March 20, 2019 to April 20, 2019. The official race will be held April 20, 2019 in conjunction with Southwood community and Florida State University School’s “Florida High 5k”.
The Hope Connect, a sub-organization of LBH, LLC will raise money for the Cam Brown Foundation. Cam Brown passed on November 2, 2017 from Osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer that quickly spread to his lungs and legs. Brown, a two sports star at Florida High signed a football scholarship with Western Carolina. "He's touched so many people around here," said Brown’s football coach Jarrod Hickman. "His smile, his infectious way he goes about life is outstanding. So many people gravitate towards him because of the person he is.”
He began three rounds of chemotherapy, May 13, 2017 which shrunk the spots on his lungs but was ineffective to the tumor on his left leg. The tumor continued to grow and Brown’s family made the decision on June 29 to amputate his left leg two inches above the knee. "He's got a Superman tattoo on his chest," said Brown’s wrestling coach Clay Allen. Brown’s positive attitude and enduring faith has earned him the nickname “Super Cam.”
A month after high school graduation, Brown was losing one of his legs that made him into a first-team Florida all-state Class 3-A linebacker and revered all state wrestler where he finished second in the state. "Things like this happen to people who can handle it, and people who do great things for everyone else because they know how to handle themselves in times of turmoil," said Tyrone McGriff, Athletic Director at FSUS.
Calvin Dennis, President of the Hope Connect felt compelled to help in any way possible. “We have a very close relationship so once I heard the news, I know I had to do something big for him and keep it going to honor such an amazing human being. He had a really good time at the first event and I want to continue with the same energy to honor him.”
The Virtual 5k will be held from March 20, 2019 to April 20, 2019. The official race will be held April 20, 2019 at FSUS. Registration for the 5K Race is $30 and includes limited edition “Supercam finishing medals and T-Shirt for all participants. Online registration closes April 15, 2019, at midnight. We expect nationwide support for this event from runners, philanthropist, cancer advocates, businesses and organizations. The race begins at 9, sponsors and vendors will have an opportunity to set up at event with donation to FSUS athletics program.
To register, donate, or find more information about this event, please visit: www.hopeconnect.org/doit4cam
About Hope Connect: Our organization has developed a brand with the purpose to contribute to the communities we serve through philanthropy and service projects. We have worked diligently to establish an organization capable of supporting issues through inspirational stories, service projects, and social consciousness. We believe that Every Heart Has A Story and everyone’s story deserves a chance to be heard!