HEAVEN CAN WAIT and Assistance League of Bend

Assistance League of Bend has been a participating vendor at the annual Heaven Can Wait 5K walk/run since 2014. This event draws hundreds together with a shared mission to raise funds for Sara’s Project, a fund of St. Charles Foundation. Sara’s Project provides education, early detection and support services to ease the challenges of breast cancer for people in Central and Eastern Oregon.

This year’s event will be held on Sunday, October 1, at the Redmond High School football stadium. Assistance League members will once again be distributing free handmade hats, “knitted knocker” breast prostheses, and comfort shawls to cancer patients and survivors from 8:30 am to noon.

Since its inception, our long-term Hats & More program has supplied thousands of hats, “knitted knockers” and comfort shawls to the infusion centers located at St. Charles and Summit Health, as well as to participants at the annual Heaven Can Wait event.