Candy’s Place 2018 Annual 5K Run/Walk

At Candy’s Place Cancer Wellness Center, cancer patients know that they never have to walk alone.


Nothing symbolizes this mission better than the Candy’s Place Annual 5K Run/Walk. As the organization’s largest fundraiser, it helps maintain the free programs that they offer to cancer patients and their caregivers. Hundreds of participants unite to support cancer patients and give them hope in their journey toward a healthy future.


A new spin on a Candy’s Place tradition

Candy’s Place held their first annual walk when they were founded in 1998. The event was formerly known as the Rainbow Walk and featured a two-mile trek through downtown Wilkes-Barre. However, 2018 brought some exciting changes to the event. Candy’s Place expanded the event into a 5K run/walk, which featured a new course through Kirby Park and along the Luzerne County Levee Trail. They also added a one-mile kids’ fun run.


Every step makes a difference

Candy’s Place relies wholly on donations to provide free health and wellness programs to local cancer patients. That’s why fundraisers like the Annual 5K Run/Walk are so vital. All proceeds go toward programs like support groups, exercise classes, yoga and meditation sessions, healing arts therapy, and educational workshops.


Support Candy’s Place

The Candy’s Place Annual 5K Run/Walk is held in late May or early June each year. Join Candy’s Place so they can continue to offer a comforting, home-like environment to cancer patients.

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By: Jill Patton, King’s College, DiscoverNEPA Intern

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