Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC Celebrates Its 40th Annual Race To Beat Cancer With A Virtual Race From September 26 To October 3, 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC celebrates the 40th anniversary of Race to Beat Cancer with a week-long virtual race to benefit MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Washington Cancer Institute. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the race in DC and the 20th year of partnership with MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Washington Cancer Institute.


Enrolment is now open for participants to sign up to run or walk their 1k, 5k, or 10k distance on any day, at any time, and anywhere during the race window, which is open from September 26 to October 3, 2020. Registration varies between USD 25 and USD 65, dependent on the length of the course, with all proceeds (and additional donations) going towards Medstar Washington Hospital Center’s Cancer Institute. For more information, and details for signing up click here.

“Race to Beat Cancer is one of the most important events of our year at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC. For 40 years our team and the DC community have mobilised to race to help fund cancer research and clinical trials,” says David Bernand, Regional Vice President and General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC. “Together, we have raised more than 2.7 million dollars for Medstar Washington Hospital Center and have grown the race to nearly 1,000 participants. More than ever, we need your help. Please make any size donation to join us in breaking the 3-million-dollar barrier of money raised to fight cancer!”

“This annual event raises critical funding for cancer research at Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Last year was our most successful year yet as we raised nearly 500,000 dollars,” says Christopher Gallagher, MD, Medical Director of Cancer Services of the Washington Cancer Institute. “Creating a virtual race is the best and safest decision we could make given the circumstances and considering health and safety for all. We will continue to bring excitement, inspiration, hope and gratitude to those supporting cancer survivors and those being treated.”

The Washington Cancer Institute, a part of MedStar Washington Hospital Center, is the largest program in the Greater Washington, DC area that provides access to innovative and cutting-edge cancer therapies to the region’s underserved patient populations. During this challenging and uncertain time, the Washington Cancer Institute has been a leader running one of the largest COVID-19 convalescent plasma programs in the country.

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC continues to serve its guests and patrons with respect to the latest government guidelines, and in adherence to Four Seasons Lead with Care program. For more information, call +1 202 342 0444.

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