Susan Filson Lung Cancer Awareness 5K

Rensselaer, IN

Join us for the 2022 Susan Filson Lung Cancer Awareness 5K!


In 2012, Susan (Sue) Filson was misdiagnosed with other ailments prior to being diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer, also known as adenocarcinoma of the lung. By the time it was finally discovered, the cancer had already spread to Sue's brain. She went through a series of treatments which successfully removed the cancer that had spread to her brain. She began physical therapy to regain the ability to walk on her own. Once Sue left the physical therapy hospital, she then began chemotherapy to tackle the tumor in her lung. Sue was a rock star with all of her treatments and was doing fabulously throughout chemo.  Following the completion of chemo, she began a maintenance drug which her body did not particularly like. The medication was stopped temporarily, and Sue’s health began to decline. Just a short nine months after her diagnosis, Sue passed away with her family by her side. Lung cancer took Sue, but it cannot continue to “win”. Our event raises funds to help create a cure and better treatments for lung cancer as well as raise awareness of this silent disease in hopes of catching it sooner.



5K Race:

Sunday, June 26, 2022

8:30 a.m.     Registration and Silent Auction begin
9:15  a.m.    Live butterfly release
9:25 a.m.     Race line up 
9:30 a.m.     5k run begins (Timing provided by The Franklin Finish)
9:35 a.m.     5k walk begins
10:45 a.m.   Silent auction ends
11:00 a.m.   Awards ceremony
11:15 a.m.   Closing words
*All times are central standard time

Early Packet Pick-Up: 

Friday, June 24, 2022

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

656 W Fleming Blvd.
Rensselaer, IN 47978



Brookside Park
424 W Jackson St
Rensselaer, IN 47978


Take I-65 to Exit 215. Turn east onto State Road 114 towards Rensselaer. Turn right onto
Abigail Street then right onto Jackson Street. Park will be straight ahead on the left.



March 13, 2022, through June 23, 2022: $25

Race Day: $30

Shirts are not guaranteed after June 13, 2022.
Please register by May 15, 2022, to guarantee your own butterfly for release.



Medals will be awarded to the top males and females in each of the following age groups:

10 and Under






60 and Over



Connie Anderson 



Because this is a fundraiser, there will be no refunds issued for any reason. 




Thank you for supporting this event! 

When & Where

Jun 26, 2022


8:30 AM

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