Blackout Melanoma is working to fulfill the vision of Rebeca “Beca” Shults Campos. Beca wanted to educate, advocate, and provide resources to secure a generation free of Melanoma. Even in the face of her own devastating diagnosis with Stage IV metastatic melanoma, Beca had the energy, resilience, and dedication to help launch this energetic foundation. Her determination, spirit, and courage continue to inspire countless people. As an organization, Blackout Melanoma is working to continue Beca’s mission through fundraising events, educational resources, Beca’s Care Program, and much more. All our efforts are in hopes of one day having a society where prevention and detection are the norm, and effective treatments for metastatic melanoma are widespread and accessible to all.
Join us on Saturday 19th for the 6th Annual Beca's Five, running the race...keeping the faith. The 5K Run/Walk begins at 9:00am.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Pre-Registration – 8:00am
5K Run/Walk – 9:00am
Route goes from Tremayne Shelter through Sailboat Cove around the beautiful Creve Coeur lake counter clockwise and returns back to the shelter for a nice post race celebration.
Creve Coeur Park - Tremayne Shelter
13725 Marine Ave
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Participants can pick-up their race packets on...
- Friday, September 18th from 12pm-8pm at Fleet Feet - Chesterfield
Registration is available online.
$25 per participant before or on September 15th
$30 per participant after September 15th*
*Not guaranteed a shirt.
Awards will be presented to the top three male and female overall, and top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over.
The battle against metastatic melanoma cancer has been tremendously inspired by Rebeca Shults Campos who was only 26 years old when she died from this horrific disease. Hearing the diagnosis “you are dying” was tragic news, mind-boggling and unbelievable to Rebeca and her family. After this tremendous shock, Beca with barely 24 years behind her, with a college education and standing on the rainbow of a brilliant future and even hearing the joyous sound of wedding bells, was determined to fight her cancer. Her fight would not be centered on herself but on all who struggle with the illness. With faith in her Lord Jesus Christ, her vision of a world without melanoma began to grow into a relentless marathon. Read more.