Donate to Vince's Sky High Virtual 5K (recommended amount is $20.20 per participant)
Set your calendar for
August 15, 2020
Get your sneakers and a Sky High Hope Camp shirt or something gold in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness
Find your favorite running path or hiking trail and start moving
Remember to tag photos from your Fun Run with
Welcome to Vince's Sky High Virtual 5K benefitting Sky High Hope Camp, a one-week summer camp experience for children and teens with current or past pediatric cancer and/or limb loss/limb-threatening conditions due to tumor, trauma, or infection.
While this is officially an inaugural event, Sky High Hope Camp volunteers and campers have participated in a Fun Run honoring the life of Vince DiCroce for the past several years. Vince ran 30 marathons, 28 of them after being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2004 when he was given a life expectancy of around three years. His motto was "I will not just survive, I will be better than before." So in addition to being an avid runner, Vince also completed seven Ironman triathlons, again, after he was diagnosed with brain cancer. He inspired everyone around him to live a fulfilled and meaningful life. Vince believed that a good attitude and living a healthy life contributed to him living well beyond the life expectancy predicted for him. During his decade of treatment at the University of Colorado Hospital, Vince became very close with his neurosurgeon, Dr. Kevin Lillehei and his PA, Colin Catel. They introduced Vince to Sky High Hope Camp, and it became Vince's passion to collect donations for this amazing camp which allowed kids affected by cancer the opportunity to have a magical summer experience where the campers get to forget about sickness and just be kids.
Due to Covid-19, this will be a virtual event taking place on Saturday, August 15th, 2020. We highly encourage participants to wear Sky High Hope Camp clothing or something gold in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness. We ask that you post your photos from the event on Facebook or Instagram and tag them with @skyhighhopecamp #skyhighmagic #runforVince2020 #rememberingVinceDiCroce
For this run in honor of Vince, we would greatly appreciate donations of any amount, but are asking for $20.20 per participant to recognize this inaugural event taking place in 2020. We hope to continue this tradition for years to come to honor Vince's life and raise awareness and funds for Sky High Hope Camp.