ME STRONG 2021 - 10 Years Stronger


10 Years Stronger with ME STRONG!

The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic has impacted us all and we are faced with many new daily challenges. ME STRONG’s commitment is unwavering in serving its mission. February of 2021 we have the opportunity to persevere by joining together in spirit to make our message clear that no individual is alone in the battle against cancer.

Our 2021 event will mark 10 years of serving the mission of ME STRONG through a different kind of 5K celebration. In the past, we have united in one place and time to run or walk a 5K. However, the 2021 5K celebration, “10 Years Stronger” will take the place of our traditional 5k between January 30 - February 28 . The ME STRONG community from near and far will have the opportunity to let their spirit and creativity shine by mapping out their own 5k paths to support the mission of ME STRONG. The 5k is not limited to running or walking and is not a timed event. Walking, running, cycling, swimming, paddle boarding, rowing; we are all in this together. Be creative!

ME STRONG was built on the foundation of the importance physical activity plays in creating a strong mind. That has not changed. ME STRONG began when four women wanted to honor their close friend Linda Ryan who was battling cancer. The friends hosted the inaugural ME STRONG 5k in January 2012 in DeLand, Florida with a goal of lifting Linda’s spirit and bringing the community together to commit to healthy living. The inaugural event was such a success the five women behind ME STRONG took their message and charitable donations to a larger stage and became a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to offering financial assistance to individuals battling cancer and to also supporting groundbreaking research.

The ME STRONG organization has donated well over a million dollars to ease the financial burden of those undergoing cancer treatment and to research efforts in search of a cure. What started as four women honoring a friend battling cancer has grown into a movement of individuals committed to supporting Central Floridians in the fight against cancer.

Founding members: Linda Ryan, Kim Winters, Barbara Underhill, Kimberly Martin, and Kathy Guyer.

ME STRONG is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.


Click on the Donate now button if you ONLY want to make a donation to a team or individual fundraiser and you will NOT be participating in the event.

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If you will be participating in the event, click Register in the event registration section below--there you will have the option to become a fundraiser and/or make a donation to a team or individual fundraiser.

EVENT GOAL $200,000.00

AMOUNT RAISED $171,713.27


Sorry! Online registration for this event is now closed. While we are unable to offer registration with a t-shirt, please consider doing a "5k" in the spirit of ME STRONG to honor and support our neighbors battling cancer.  

We are thankful for the support of the ME STRONG community and proudly present the 2021 ME STRONG 10 Years Stronger sponsors.



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