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B.STRONG 5K - AUGUST 19, 2021

Happy Birthday, Bernard!

On August 19, 2021 over 360 participants, from 41 states as well as Canada, Japan, Italy, Brazil and Australia came together virtually to celebrate the second annual b.strong 5k to celebrate Bernard. Together this amazing group of people raised $27,000 to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Below are pictures from participants all across the world!

Participants are welcome to still send event day pictures to

Instead of the usual race medal participants received a shoe token. Over his 8 years of treatment Bernard and Dee spent hundreds of days at City of Hope. The hospital encourages patients to be active so for every mile walked you got a token.  8 laps around the floor was a mile. Bernard walked over 60 miles, more than two marathons while under going treatment, walking when he could pulling his IV pole with him. He has over a hundred race medals but these foot tokens were much harder earned. Each participant will have this shoe token, to do with as they wish, and we hope it motivates them to never let the hard things stop them and to never, never give up.

We are so grateful to this group in helping pay tribute to Bernard.

Thank you also to Fleet Feet San Diego and Fitness Finders for their support.

This will be an annual event and if you are interested in helping please contact

2021 b.strong 5k: Who We Are
2021 b.strong 5k: Gallery
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