Race for Hope DSM
Race for Hope Des Moines is an annual event inspired by Nicolas Lovan, a 16 year old Des Moines native.
Nicolas wanted to find a way to educate and honor others who are going through similar experiences. His inspiration motivated the creation of the Race for Hope – DSM, a 5K Run/Walk Event. His goal was to make this an annual event each May during Brain Tumor Awareness month to bring awareness to the cause, raise much needed research funds, bring the community together, pay tribute to those who have passed, and celebrate survivors.
Our ongoing mission is two-fold: raising funds and raising awareness. The Race for Hope DSM 5k Run/Walk is a family-friendly fundraiser to benefit brain tumor research through Dragon Master Foundation , the National Brain Tumor Society , and Children's Cancer Connection. It is held in May to recognize and promote Brain Tumor/Cancer Awareness Month in our community.