Catching Fireflies 5k Run/ Walk is a family friendly event! Participant Email containing race day information: Click Here
Why support this race?
Cancer has reached into our lives thru family members and/or friends in one way or another. No one forgets the heart ache, tears it causes and the lasting scars it leaves. 6 year ago The Catchin’ Fireflies 5k Run/Walk was created by two high school students- Aaron Wollett and Anna Brown to help his high school Agricultural Education teacher, Jodi Riedel and her husband Jamie Riedel (a Heritage High School teacher and coach) with his fight with Lymphoma.
Combining the history of the original and new board members, a vision to make this one of the largest races in NC has been decided.
Moving forward FSSERIES have decided to work with Shuckers and benefit the Cancer Shucks Foundation
Their mission:"Cancer, in all forms, Shucks!! We have all seen the destruction of this disease through our family, our good friends, our schools, and our neighbors. We are now allowing these heartaches to fuel us in a way that we can take our passion of Supporting Families, Uplifting Spirits and Restoring Faith into our community to be able to help those friends and neighbors. We look forward to carrying out this new vision, giving us a real purpose in life and being able to give back to a community that has given so much to us."
Cancer Shucks Foundation’s purpose:
To provide services to individuals diagnosed and undergoing treatment for all types of cancer in our local community surrounding Wake Forest, NC. Our services including delivering meals, lawn care, courier services, childcare, pet care as well as additional services deemed beneficial that help eliminate immediate financial, physical and emotional strains to those suffering from cancer regardless of their race, ethnicity, or religion.