Providence Cancer Center’s Hood to Coast and Portland to Coast make up one of the largest relay races in the world. This year, 24 M Team members participated in both the run and walk relays. With 12 members on each team, participants completed at least two legs in rotation.
The entire course runs approximately 200 miles from Timberline Lodge on the slopes of Mount Hood, the tallest peak in Oregon, through the Portland metropolitan area, and over the Oregon Coast Range to the beach town of Seaside.
The walking relay team, “I’m Walken on Sunshine,” fundraised more than $11,000 by collecting cans and bottles as well as holding raffles and a silent auction. Michelle Berg was the team captain for the walker’s relay. The Portland to Coast walk relay follows the last 24 legs (129 miles) of the course, starting from the Hawthorne Bridge in downtown Portland.
Team captain Ian Macleod led “Run for Your (Insurable) Lives” from the top of Mt. Hood at Timberline Lodge, taking on a wild trek of nearly 200 miles and 36 legs, uniting with the walkers at the beach celebration in Seaside.
Thanks to the efforts of 2017 participants, staff, and sponsors, over $715,000 was raised, which goes directly toward cancer research and development, as well as patient care and advocacy for those in need at Providence Cancer Center.
Please join us in congratulating both teams on their remarkable achievements!