Four Seasons Celebrates 42nd Annual Race to Beat Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the sprint to fund cancer research is on! 

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. at 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in Georgetown is celebrating its 42nd annual “Race to Beat Cancer” with a virtual race and live celebration event from Oct. 10 to 22. 

This year for the first time, race proceeds will benefit the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital. “With more than 100 clinical trials open at any given time,” patients at the center “have access to world-class, innovative and groundbreaking care provided by teams of specialists in medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgical oncology in a state-of-the-art facility,” Four Seasons said in a press release.

“We are so grateful for the support of Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. and of everyone participating in this event,” said Ashwani Rajput, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center for the National Capital Region. Together, we’re making a difference in the lives of cancer patients from all over the world.”

In 2022 alone, approximately 43,250 women will die from breast cancer and about 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women, according to the American Cancer Society. And according to the National Cancer Institute an estimated 609,360 people will die this year of cancer in the United States.

“Race to Beat Cancer is part of the DNA of our Hotel and our company,” said Fours Seasons Regional Vice President and General Manager Marc Bromley. “We’re so proud of how the race has grown over the past 42 years and we’re excited for this new chapter supporting the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Any size donation counts and, more than ever, we need your help to fund important clinical trials and research in our community.”

Enrollment for the Race to Beat Cancer is open for participants to sign up to run or walk their 1k, 5k, or 10k distance on any day, at any time, and anywhere during the race window from Oct. 10 to 22. Registration varies between $25 and $50 depending on the length of the course. 

For more information  and details for signing up, click here.


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