2016 Leaves of Hope and Cancer Survivors Celebration

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Join us on Lutheran Medical Center’s beautiful tree-lined campus Sunday, June 5, 2016 for the Leaves of Hope Run/Walk and Cancer Survivors Celebration! With more than 1,000 survivors, patients, families, hospital associates and community members, this sanctioned race is Jefferson County’s largest National Cancer Survivors Day® celebration. Featuring live music from Chris Daniel’s and the Kings and a survivor and community brunch, this summertime celebration is filled with fun for the whole family! Our health and safety fair features a variety of non-profit organizations that focus on cancer survivorship, health and fitness. This years race will feature a special sculpture dedication of "Rooted in Hope", created by the Wheat Ridge High School STEAM class as a symbol of hope and healing for Lutheran Medical Center's patients. 

Kids Dash finishers are honored with ribbons. The top two male and female runners in each age group will receive medals, and the top overall male and female finishers will receive a medal and special gift from our sponsors. Proceeds from the Leaves of Hope Run/Walk support Cancer Centers of Colorado at Lutheran Medical Center. 

Leaves of Hope Race

Leaves of Hope features scenic and fast 5K and 10K courses, a 1-mile family walk, kids’ dash, live entertainment, door prizes  for cancer survivors, a huge health and safety fair, kids’ activities and more. 

This year's race will feature a special sculpture dedication of "Rooted in Hope", created by Wheat Ridge High School's STEAM class as a symbol of hope and healing. 

Since 2008, over one hundred companies and thousands of participants have joined the event to celebrate survival and to benefit Lutheran’s cancer survivorship program, genetic counseling program, patient navigation, survivor and nurse education and patient care on the oncology unit. 

Course and Event Info:

Leaves of Hope offers fun, fast and scenic run/walk courses and fun for the whole family!

The 10K Run is your only chance this year to run Crown Hill Lake Park, a jewel of Jefferson County Open Space, with its breathtaking views of the Front Range.

The 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Family Walk wind through the scenic, tree-lined Lutheran Medical Center campus and established neighborhoods of Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

The Survivor Walk is a time to recognize and celebrate the resilient survivors in our community as they walk on Lutheran's beautiful campus.

There will be a sculpture dedication of "Rooted in Hope" created by Wheat Ridge High School's STEAM class to inspire hope and healing for Lutheran Medical Center's patients.

The City of Wheat Ridge Kid's Dash is a fun, free event for our littlest survivor supporters (six and under) near the course start line.

All courses are dog- and stroller-friendly, and medals will be awarded to the top finishers!

10K Course Map

5K Course Map

Click here to view and download a map of the Lutheran Medical Center campus, including parking lots and entrance numbers.

National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual event celebrated world wide in hundreds of communities and countries to celebrate cancer survivors, inspire those recently diagnosed, support families and reach out to communities affected by cancer.

Learn more at the official website for National Cancer Survivors Day at www.ncsd.org

Thank you to our Health and Safety Fair Vendors! 

Interested in exhibiting your health and safety related business or community organization at the 2016 Leaves of Hope? Please contact us at 303-425-8554.

American Cancer Society

American Medical Response

Arvada Fire Department

Big Bouncers

Bridges Integrative Health and Wellness

Cancer League of Colorado

Colorado State Parks

Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation

District Attorney Office

Lutheran Medical Center Trauma Services

Jefferson Center for Mental Health

Live by Living

Lutheran Medical Center Cancer Services

Lutheran Medical Center Cardiovascular / Neurological Services

Lutheran Medical Center Foundation

Lutheran Hospice at the Collier Hospice Center

Lutheran Medical Center Spine Center

Lutheran Medical Center Volunteers/Pet Therapy

Prosthetic Illusions

Survivor Scarves

Touchstone Imaging

West Metro Fire Department

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital

Cancer Fit / Wheat Ridge Rec. Center

Weigh and Win

Wheat Ridge Police Departmen


Thank you to the following businesses and organizations who support cancer survivors and their families by sponsoring the 2016 Leaves of Hope Run/Walk and Cancer Survivors Celebration!

2016 Innovator Sponsors

2016 Leader Sponsors

2016 In-Kind Sponsors