We Did It!

United in Hope. United in Love. United in Strength.

The official 2023 ME STRONG United in Strength 5k video is here!

Recognizing the positive impact the ME STRONG 5K has made in uniting our community in the fight against cancer, and after extensive reflection and collaboration, we, the founders of ME STRONG, have unanimously agreed that all good things do NOT have to come to an end.

We are thrilled to announce the 2023 ME STRONG 5K “United in Strength” will be held Saturday, February 4, 2023, thanks to our 2023 presenting sponsor, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), in partnership with the Rotary Clubs of West Volusia County.

Year after year, Florida Cancer Specialists has shown their commitment to supporting the mission of ME STRONG by being the title sponsor of the ME STRONG 5K. FCS also has a 501(c)3 foundation whose mission mirrors the ME STRONG mission in that it is dedicated to easing the financial burden of local cancer patients undergoing treatment.

We couldn’t be more pleased to share that we are enthusiastically supporting the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation as the successor non-profit organization of the ME STRONG 5k. And, in the tradition of the ME STRONG 5K, 100% of sponsorship funds raised from the 5K will be designated for financial support to local individuals navigating life with a cancer diagnosis.


Together We Can

ME STRONG supports the friends, family, and individuals battling cancer through the power of friendship.

How to Get Involved

There are three ways to support this year’s event!

Apply for Support

Apply for a grant through Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation

The story

The Fabulous Five

January 28, 2012 was the dawn of the inaugural ME STRONG 5K. Nearly 1,000 community members flooded the streets of beautiful Historic DeLand, Florida. The ME STRONG 5k originated with the dream of bringing hope and happiness during a time that is often considered dark and frightening.

Since that wonderful day, ME STRONG has grown into a 501c3 charity with a mission to support friends, families, and community members battling cancer. Each year, the annual 5k raises money to support our community members and their families in the fight against cancer.

Me Strong #10Yearsstronger Deland 5k — 2021

Highlights from Past Races and Events

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