WE DID IT! Not only did we surpass our goal, but together we raised an astounding $11,022 to help end cancer and save lives — and we had one helluva fun time doing it!

photo c/o Flat-Out Events

I can’t even begin to put into words the feel-good, cancer-hating 24 hours of AWESOME that was this past weekend, so here are just a few highlights from the event — and be sure to head over to the Still Easier Than Chemo Facebook page for LOTS more pictures!

THANK YOU! Thank you all for donating your time and generosity to make Point 2 Running Company’s 2nd annual 24-Hour Cancer Hater Challenge such a successful event!


Cancer Hater Pete Conrad stepped up in a big way in the fight against cancer by closing the gap to our $10,000 goal in just the first 12 hours of our treadmill-a-thon! Thank you for your donation; your generosity and determination to finish the fight was inspiring. You are our hero, friend!

photo c/o Point 2 Running Company

The Bald Cancer Hater returns! Brian Burk (who blogs at briansrunningadventures.com) raised an amazing $1,625 AND made it onto our Most Miles Ran in One Hour Leaderboard with an impressive 8.25 miles. Great effort, Brian! But — and I’m using his own words here — “Old man could not catch the leader who is 15 years younger than me!”

So without further ado, here they are — your top male and female runners:

A special THANK YOU to our virtual Cancer Haters! We had runners from California, Minnesota — even as far as Oxford, England! — accept the Challenge to put cancer on the run.

Congratulations to our top fundraiser Brian Lamprecht, who raised more than $3,000 winning himself head-to-toe Brooks Running gear! That didn’t stop him from following through on his promise to shave his head and don a diaper! Brian gave his dad, who is currently undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer, a great show of support — and everyone else a good laugh!

P.S. Brian isn’t finished sticking it to cancer just yet; each month until the culmination of the Massey Challenge in March of next year, Brian plans to take on a personal challenge that is Still Easier Than Chemo. Follow his journey here.

Finally, Angela ran us out the final hour in memory of those cancer took too soon and in honor of those still fighting.

Thank you everyone for running, donating, watching, sharing, and playing with us — we had a blast! See you next year!

Psst! Didn’t get the chance to participate but would like to show your support for our Cancer Haters? Good news: You still have time to make a contribution! Head on over here to donate — 100 percent of every dollar goes directly to fund cancer research at VCU Massey Cancer Center.

Raise a glass with your fellow Cancer Haters as we celebrate 24 hours of putting cancer on the run!

Whether you’re participating in Point 2 Running Company’s Cancer Hater Challenge or not, you’re invited to the after party! Join us at Longboards in Newport News for a special happy hour to benefit VCU Massey Cancer Center — 15% of food/beverage sales goes toward Team Still Easier Than Chemo’s $10,000 fundraising goal!

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Come out anytime between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. to support a great cause — and bring your friends!

Hope to see you there!

Psst! Have other plans but still would like to make a contribution in support of our Cancer Haters? Just go here and click on the “Donate Now” button. We thank you!

Point 2 Running Company’s 24-Hour Cancer Hater Challenge is right around the corner. Registration is free, now open, and we need you! Get in on this HERE.

If you are unable to join us (BOO!), we have a special opportunity just for you! I’M TALKING TO YOU, INTERNET STRANGERS!

Run your own Virtual Cancer Hater Challenge between Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18 — anytime, anywhere!

  1. Register HERE to join Still Easier Than Chemo’s fundraising team. Raise money or donate toward our $10,000 goal. 100% of every dollar raised funds pioneering research led by VCU Massey Cancer Center.
  2. Hop on a treadmill at home or at the gym anytime during the Friday and Saturday of the event.
  3. You choose what you want to do: one mile or ten, a walk or a run, 30 minutes or an hour, etc.
  4. Post a photo to our Facebook page or tweet using the hashtag #cancerhater. We’ll share your photos here on the blog after the event.

Virtual Cancer Hater Challengers Receive:

  • awesome 2014 Cancer Hater technical shirt
  • Still Easier Than Chemo bumper stickers
  • a warm fuzzy feeling that by participating, you help finish the fight against cancer!

If you’re not up for doing your own virtual Challenge but would still like to make a contribution in support of our Cancer Haters, you can do so via our team fundraising page HERE.

Friends, let’s do this and help make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer!

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