5K/10K Fighting Childhood Cancer

About Us

Coral Gables Community Foundation is a nonprofit §501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to foster programs and initiatives that enhance the quality of life for the people living and working in our community. In 2005, Coral Gables Community Foundation helped our family create The Shelly Roberts Circle of Love Fund.

Shelly Roberts Circle of Love Fund is in partnership with the Coral Gables Community Foundation.

Shelly Roberts is a cancer survivor. 5K For The Kids was created in her honor by her loving granddaughter and other members of her "circle of love." In the summer of 2005, her life was forever changed when she was diagnosed with lung cancer.  As Shelly battled cancer, she became distraught at the high cost of medical treatment and grew concerned for those less fortunate who couldn’t afford the high cost of their health care and other related needs.  She created the Circle of Love to raise money for these seriously ill cancer patients and their families who are in desperate need of additional support during this overwhelming and stressful time.  The money raised helps subsidize their unmet needs during this difficult time in their lives.

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