Vince's Virtual 2023 Sky High 5K

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Sky High Hope Camp
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Help us encourage the fighters, admire the survivors, and honor those who are no longer with us!


raised by 9 people

$2,500 goal

For the past few years, campers, volunteers, and friends of camp have participated in a fun run on the last full day of camp honoring Vince DiCroce, a former patient of Dr. Kevin Lillehei and Colin Catel (two volunteers at camp).

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." In addition to being an avid runner, Vince completed seven Ironman triathlons 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 after 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 to experience a magical summer experience where the campers get to forget about sickness and just be kids. Vince's family continues to maintain a close connection to the Sky High Hope Camp which hosts a run each year in Vince's name.

In hopes of continuing this tradition, we will be hosting a virtual fun run during the months of September (Childhood Cancer Awareness Month) and October honoring Vince.  We encourage you to take and share photos while participating in this event. We're asking for a donation of $20.23 per person, but we're grateful for anything that you can contribute.


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