Strength In Colors 5K & KIDS DASH

Crawford Crew - 5K

Sunday, July 28th, 2024

The 7th Annual SIC5K & KIDS DASH


McNamara Park, 7049 Big Walnut Rd., Galena, 43021

The inaugural Strength In Colors 5K & KIDS DASH took place in 2018. Each year it aims to bring families from communities all over Ohio together to increase awareness of the 6 cancers that can be caused by HPV.

The money raised supports patients, education, and prevention programs.

Contact Di Crawford if you have interest in being a volunteer, sponsor, healthcare vendor, or participant for SIC5K 2024

Raising Awareness of HPV-Related Cancers

According to the CDC, based on data from 2022, about 47,199 new HPV-associated cancers occur in the United States each year; 26,177 among women, and 21,022 among men. Cervical cancer is the most common HPV-associated cancer among women, and cancers of the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils, are the most common among men. HPV is associated with 6 types of cancer: cervical, vaginal/vulvar, anal, penile and oral, head and neck.

Strength In Colors 5K brings awareness to these cancers and the ribbon colors they represent. It provides a fun and family-focused platform to offer education, prevention information, and support to our community.

All HPV-related cancers are preventable. Screenings, annual exams, education, and the HPV vaccine are all methods of cancer prevention.

SIC5K tshirt

Sneakers4Good Shoe Drive

We partnered with @Sneakers4Good to host a shoe drive in conjunction with our 5K and KIDS DASH. The 5K has ended, but you can still drop off your new and gently used running/athletic shoes in the lobby at TriAd Marketing & Media, 371 County Line Rd. W., Westerville, OH 43082,

M-F between 9am-3pm. Collection boxes will be in the lobby thru August 31st! Thank you!

Please follow these guidelines when collecting shoes to donate.

  • If you wouldn’t pass them on to a friend don't donate to this drive.
  • Shoes must be clean, dry and wearable.
  • Please tie or band pairs together.
  • Single shoes and non-athletic shoes cannot be accepted.


Helpful Links

ACF Anal Cancer Foundation

American Cancer Society | HPV Roundtable

Cervical Cancer

HPV Cancers Alliance

For Parents – HPV Facts

Know HPV

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

Ohio Chapter American Academy of Pediatricians

Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer Prevention

St.Jude Research

World Health Organization (WHO)

Email us questions if you would like to connect with one of our medical advisors or another medical professional. Dentists, OB/GYN's, Pediatricians, and Family Physicians are just a few examples of specialists we can confidentially connect you with.

Save Our Sisters

Interested In Joining Our Junior Ambassador Group?

This event is organized each year by a talented, hard-working group of young people, our Junior Ambassadors (JAG).

  • Do you value healthy relationships and want to make a difference in the lives of others?
  • Would you like to beef up your resume or college application with community service and outreach?

Interested In Joining Us?

Learn more by reviewing the Board Responsibilities below or by contacting Diane Crawford at