Ways To Help

There are various ways that you can help, even if you aren’t planning to run or walk our event. You may choose to offer assistance as a volunteer, by supplying a Tribute Marker or Raffle item, or even conducting your own personal pledge drive. Below you will find links and information on ways you can help make a difference.


We are accepting volunteer help on the following dates: October 5, 6, and 7. Please visit our Volunteer page for a list of jobs, dates and times.


Even if you can’t make it to our event, you can still be an important part of our success. Your support is vital to our goal of reducing the impact of women’s cancers and educating the local community. There are several ways you can help, from tribute markers, pledges, raffle donations, and much more. For a pledge form, click here.

Top Teams to collect Pledges for 2017
1. Team 3D – $1,700
2. LVHN Cancer Institute – TRIBE – Kathy Lowe – $500
3. Tracy Heberling – $495
4. Connie Derr – $161

Total Pledges raised: $2,856

Tribute Markers

A Tribute Marker is a 12” x 18” sign prominently displayed on either the 5K Run or Competitive Walk or PINK RIBBON LOOP course. In addition to your loved one(s) name(s), the 2017 Tribute Marker will include the W5K 25th Anniversary design and our slogan, “Some races are for kicks, some are for glory, this race is for Name(s) of loved one(s)”.

NEW THIS YEAR: In addition to the tribute person’s name, you may add up to 50 characters (max) to signify who the tribute marker is from or you may include a special note!

Each Tribute Marker is $50.00 and can be ordered during the registration process for one of our events.

If you have already registered or would like to purchase a tribute marker without registering it is very easy.  Simply e-mail Michelle Sames mmsames@verizon.net with the name of your loved one and note which course you would like the tribute marker placed on ( run, walk or pink ribbon stroll).  Print a copy of your e-mail and send a $50.00 check made payable to the Women’s 5K Classic, Inc. to :

Annmarie Werley
4684 York Drive
Orefield PA  18069

The final date to order a Tribute Marker is September 27, 2017.

We encourage you to take your Tribute Markers home with you after the event. After the event the Tribute Markers will be brought to the front of the stage after all participants have finished the events. If you would like to keep your marker but are unable to stay until the end of the events, please contact Michelle Sames at mmsames@verizon.net or call 610-349-8811.

Please contact Michelle Sames if you have questions or a problem.


Any person who collects $100 or more will receive a gift.

All pledge money must be submitted by October 6, 2017. Pledge forms should be dropped off at the “Pledge Desk” at packet pickup. Any pledge money submitted after October 6 will go in the general donation fund. Proceeds benefit breast and other female cancer awareness, prevention, research and support programs in the greater Lehigh Valley.

Contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Thank you to the teams and individuals who collected pledges for the 2016 24th Annual Women’s 5K Classic

SHAKE IT – $3445
TOTAL: $4044

TOTAL: $1330

Raffle Donations 

Donations are now being accepted for the 2017 Raffle. Please email Laurie Flynn.

Purchase tickets on the registration page and at the EXPO: 1 ticket $2 donation / 3 tickets $5 donation. Winners announced Saturday, October 7, 2017 Lehigh Parkway, Allentown. Need NOT be present to win.

Learn More  

Guidelines for individuals and organizations who would like to organize fundraisers to benefit the W5K.

  • All fundraisers must list the W5K as the BENEFICIARY.

Example: Zumba Shake It to benefit the W5K

  • Please note the W5K logo is trademarked and may not be used without

written permission.

–     A minimum of $2,000 must be donated to the W5K in order to be recognized as a sponsor on the t-shirt. Due to printing deadlines donations received after June 1 will be recognized on the next year’s t-shirt.

  • The W5K Committee tries to attend as many fundraisers / check presentations as

possible. Please give at least 3 weeks notice to ensure a W5K committee member

is available to attend your event.

  • Donations to the W5K may be made by: Cash or Check
  • All checks should be made payable to: Women’s 5K Classic (W5K)
  • Please submit all proceeds to the W5K within 30 days following the fundraiser.

Donations should be mailed to:

Women’s 5K Classic
4684 York Drive
Orefield, PA 18069

-The W5K is unable to:

– Sell tickets

– Solicit Sponsors or prizes for your event

– Share email or mailing lists of participants or sponsors

– Pay event expenses from proceeds

If you have any questions about fundraising for the W5K please contact Loretta Dodson at ldodson@ptd.net. Thank you for your support of the W5K.