In 2010, at the age of 26-years-old, Michael was diagnosed with Signet Ring Colon Cancer, a rare form of colon cancer known to be very aggressive and carry an extremely poor prognosis. With an infant son and an entourage of family and friends by his side, Michael underwent his first of many surgeries followed by chemotherapy. He then enjoyed four years of what seemed to be cancer free living. The Brown family strived to “Get Busy Living” for we knew that Michael’s time with us would be shorter than we desired. Michael was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer in 2014 and it was at this time that we founded the Michael P. Brown Colon Cancer Foundation.  With the help of a group of extremely ambitious friends and family, we held the first annual Michael’s Run for Life Festival in 2014. We knew that our efforts would not save Michael, but we have the hope that it will help the next family affected by this disease to experience a very different outcome. Michael sustained over 100 rounds of chemotherapy along with numerous surgeries, but never lost his will to live! He transitioned from this world to his forever home on January 10, 2019. Michael was extremely driven and left the world forever changed.

Packet pickup on race day is 3-5:55 at race site.

Packet pickup is 3-6 on Thursday and Friday (July 22 and 23) at RC Outfitters (311 SW Water Street, Peoria).

  • Food from Pottstown Meat & Deli starting at 5PM
  • Kids’ Race 5:30 PM
  • 5K Run/1 Mile Walk 6 PM
  • Concert by Boy Band Review 7:15 PM
  • DJ Jordan to follow the concert
  • Live Auction at band intermission
  • Silent Auction ends 9:30 PM
  • Kids’ event area with inflatable, face painting, balloon animals, coloring