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Second Annual Facial Hair for Cancer Recap

Marie Springsteen (R) and the emcee from WINK TV.

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, the 4 Words Foundation and 21st Century C.A.R.E. held the Second Annual Facial Hair for Cancer Awareness 5K/10K Walk Run at Tara Woods. Proceeds went toward raising cancer awareness and education as well as providing financial assistance to patients in the Southwest Florida area.

And they're off!

This year’s goal of $5,000 was exceeded! Congratulations to Marie Springsteen, who spearheaded the effort. Tara Woods is proud to have been a part of the event.

Runners and walkers from the surrounding area as well as Tara Woods residents participated in the event, which was open to the public and to all age groups. 

Doug and Debbie Objartel cross the finish line.

Movember, Decembeard, Januhairy Facial Hair for Cancer Causes

In conjunction with the race, the popular Wall of NO SHAVE Contest returned. Men and women entered their Best/Sexiest/Most Disturbing facial hair (real or fake). They were judged by $1 donation votes.

Tara Woods Winners

Congratulations to our resident winners. All Tara Woods winners listed below participated in the 5K.



Female 11 & Under

Morgan Norris, 2nd Place


Emily Gear, 3rd Place

Female 60–64

Debbie Objartel, 3rd Place

Male 65–69

Doug Objartel, 3rd Place

Female 65–69

Lee Beliveau, 2nd Place

Male 70–74

Ronald Proulx, 2nd Place


Roch Beliveau, 3rd Place

Female 70–74

Suzanne Proulx, 2nd Place

Thanks for Helping to Further Cancer Awareness

Marie would like to thank all the participants as well as the volunteers and sponsors for a fun and worthwhile event.

View a slideshow of the Facial Hair for Cancer Awareness 5K/10K Walk Run below:

Click the thumbnail image above to see the full-size photo.

Photos courtesy of Sam Jokich.