2017 Scope It Out 5K Washington DC
Harold Sussman was the ultimate fighter. Every day for nearly four and a half years, he woke up determined to beat the odds. And he did.
He outlived every single medical prognosis. He tackled 62 chemotherapy infusions, all without a single complaint. He underwent surgical radiation, and as a result, even a Secret Service questioning. He traveled the country seeking answers and treatments. He delighted the nurses, technicians and doctors during his many ER visits and hospital stays. He spent eleven weeks fighting to recover from a surgery that he desperately wanted- and in doing so, inspired so many along the way. And he did what so many said was not possible- he beat the odds time and time again.
On December 9th, 2016- we lost an exceptional man. But, we will never lose the knowledge that Harold fought longer and harder than seemed possible.
To honor his life, his memory, and his fight, Harold's Fighters will gather on March 19th for the Scope it Out 5k in Washington, DC. Harold completed this race in March 2016, surrounded by nearly 40 friends and family members, and then promised to return in 2017.
So, we will gather from across the country on this day to walk, jog and run in his honor. To celebrate him and his exceptional life. Your race registration fee and donations on this site will go to help the Colon Cancer Alliance's work to end colorectal cancer.
Donations in Harold's memory can be made to Johns Hopkins University- Department of Surgery, in honor of Dr. Bashar Safar, for his exceptional care and compassionate heart. (https://secure.jhu.edu/form/surgery)
Thank you for your love, care, compassion and support. We can't wait to join with you on March 19th to honor Harold's fight.