Reasons for Running

Stories of

Cancer has touched all of our lives in one way or another. Read stories from past Spirit of Survival participants and community members on how this terrible disease has impacted their lives and how they fight to find a cure. Then share your own story of hope»

Stories of

Spirit of Survival stories of heroism and courage include Muriel Fahrion (creator of Strawberry Shortcake) and her husband's fight against cancer through clinical trials at the Cancer Centers; and a story of community and kindness that occurred during the 2011 Spirit of Survival. Read more»

About Finding the

What are the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma? How does the Spirit of Survival benefit the organization? Find out more about the Cancer Centers»


There are many reasons for participanting in the Spirit of Survival. Watch the following videos to see what our community is saying about the Spirit of Survival: 

Come Run with Us - Health



Be a Superhero - Honor



Fighting Cancer - Research



How can cancer research and clinical trials help patients?

Paula Buehne's personal account of how cancer trials helped save her life.