The annual Pursuit of Cure 5K Run/Walk takes place at Memorial Park to kick off the Ashley for the Arts event. Pursuit of a Cure acts as a fundraiser to advance medical research and help offset the medical-related costs that patients incur.
Each race participant is able to choose which charitable organization that they want their entry fee to benefit. 100% of the funds raised during Pursuit of a Cure benefits the American Cancer Society, Rita Tranberg Memorial, and the Arcadia Ambulance Service.
The Pursuit of a Cure event has grown drastically each year, since its inception in 2012, as an American Cancer Society fundraiser. As this event has evolved, additional organizations have been added including: local emergency services, cancer research, and local individuals and families who are having difficulty paying for their medical treatments and related costs.