This year’s HOPE CURES 5K took place Sunday June 4th, 2023!  It could not have been a better weather day to run 3.1 miles – no excuses!

We had a very competitive group this year – lots of great times were posted along with those out for the cause.

Thank you to everyone who participated this year!!

The 5K benefits groundbreaking research being conducted by “rising stars” at the Penn State Cancer Institute in Hershey. I shared an update from one of the doctors we have supported over the years, Dr. Zheng.  Her research recently received the coveted

American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant for her work on a therapy for Leukemia patients.  We provided her lab the seed $ to start her research

which has now shown so much potential that it is being introduced into clinical trials with patients!!!

Over the years, Hope Cures has given back over $520,000.00 to the Penn State Cancer Institute.

I also gave an update on the For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Facility at Woodloch.  The project continues to move forward through

the fundraising & planning phases with a goal of breaking ground in 2024.  The project will create the first of its kind facility designed

to provide a getaway for late stage cancer patients and their families.

I want to recognize all the VOLUNTEERS (25) under the leadership of Dee Austin,

who dedicated a good portion of their Sunday to the cause and resulting In the event running so smoothly,


The loyal support of our sponsors continued to be strong lead by; Sysco Foodservice, Boars Head Provisions, Joe Pavornik/Brucelli Advertising,

Bold Gold Media Group, Pepsi, Wallenpaupack Brewing Co., Black & Brass Roasting Co. & All One Charities.


Almost all of the departments at Woodloch get involved in some way to make

the HC5K happen and in being successful.  Thank you for your time & effort that you pour into the event.

Top Fundraisers this year were Joe Moore & Becky Tyler – THANK YOU!

Our Stroller Division Winner:  Alexandra Buente 35:28

To view the complete results, please CLICK HERE


Overall Winner Eric Lukan 18:18

19 & Under Bryce Pagano 22:50

20-29 Jack Monte 20:36

30-39 Ernesto Felipe Benito 22:59

40-49 Eduardo Muguia 21:04

50-59 Mark Crothamel 27:20

60-69 Scott Lee 30:52

70+ Eric O’Connor 48:53


Overall Winner Kelce Fillebrown 21:05

19 & Under June Brown 22:09

20-29 Brianna Humphrey 24:22

30-39 Katie Parsons 25:19

40-49 Jennifer Nolan 21:50

Kim Dennis 27:47

Jane DeEsche 28:50

MaryAnn Dorsey 48:53

About the BK5K

One of our most popular events is the Hope Cures 5K RUN/WALK!  The 5K start/finish is located at The Inn at Woodloch.  The course winds through Woodloch Resort’s property and along a private lake.  The local community is invited to join in the event!  All ages and levels can participate with awards for each division and something special for all kids 10 & under!   Many run in memory of, or in support of someone who is/was impacted by cancer.  It is a fun/healthy event that has a deeper meaning for many who join us…..

The entry price entitles participants to a gift, water, Gatorade, chip timing system (thanks to Fast Finishes!), prizes and an outdoor luncheon after the 5K.  The outdoor luncheon after the race is a favorite!  Plenty of good healthy food while eating outdoors (except for the cookies!), comparing times with others or just enjoying the outdoors with friends and family!

The HC5K’s proceeds benefit the Penn State Cancer Institute.


The date for next years BK5k is May 5th, 2024

2023 5K Run/Walk  Forms