Fire Island 5K Run for Rose

Nonprofit Organization

The Fire Island 5K Run for Rose, an annual 5K in memory of Rose DiGangi Supporting Brain Cancer Patients & their Families. www.fi5k.org


In 2006, Rose DiGangi was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma, a malignant Brain Tumor. After a courageous battle, Rose passed away on October 20th, 2007. In her memory, the DiGangi Family will continue to raise awareness and support for Brain Tumor Research.

To date, the FI5K annual events have successfully raised approximately $450,00 towards Brain Tumor research and Support of Patients. In celebration of Rose's life and amazing spirit we will continue the fight for a cure.

Every day, another 500 people in the United States are diagnosed with a brain tumor. Because brain tumors are located at the control center for thought, emotion and movement, their effects on an individual's physical and cognitive abilities can be devastating. Progress has been made, but there is still so much that is not known.

This year's event will be held on August 14th, 2016

Let's all "Run For Rose" and others who continue to battle this aggressive disease. Therefore, come out and join the DiGangi Family and friends for a great day at the beach!

Disclaimer: The Rose DiGangi Foundation is currently recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the Internal Revenue Service.