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
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.