Sarah Alice Bagci Memorial Run Summer Splash

Cookeville, TN

The Summer Splash 5k is a run/walk unlike any other. Along the route are drench stations where participants may choose to cool off, or get soaked. The Summer Splash is a fundraiser which supports the Cancer Care Fund at Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation, which helps cancer patients living in fourteen Upper Cumberland counties.

Eleven years ago, Ali Bagci and his sister-in-law

Lisa Bagci had a vision and a passion to organize

a premier event in the community to give

others an opportunity to walk or run in honor of a

cancer survivor or in memory of a loved one who

passed away from the disease.

On July 20, 2010, Ali and Lisa’s mother and

mother-in-law, Sarah Alice Bagci, lost her battle

with lymphoma but won the final prize of being

with her Father in Heaven. During her fight she

encouraged her family and friends with her

strength and faith and her continued selfless love

for others.

Sarah loved this community and taught in the

Putnam County school system for almost 30

years. Sarah’s service to others and positive

impact in our community continues.

Join us this year as we continue the Run/Walk

for Life and remember Sarah’s cancer fight and

encouragement to others.


The Cancer Fund provides assistance to local

cancer patients through many different ways

including gas vouchers, utility bill payments, house

payments, groceries, medicine and medical supplies.

Purchase a custom Race-Tag for yourself or to Honor someone

For customization, Race-Tag must me ordered 2 weeks prior to raceday.

When & Where

Jun 22, 2019


6:00 PM

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Cookeville, TN

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