Back in 2013, we held our Inaugural race to honor John. In celebrating his spirit, we have provided financial assistance to local families battling pediatric cancer. We have provided iPads to children’s hospitals, given money to help purchase specialized vehicles and therapies for patients, and we have simply helped families with their day to day financial needs. Please consider supporting our foundation on Giving Tuesday!

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Thank you everyone for your support of our 9th Annual race (virtual) in 2021! We collected some outstanding photos on social media!

Given the COVID-19 crisis, we have made the decision that this year’s John Shapiro’s Superheroes 5K race will be a VIRTUAL EVENT. It is our hope that during this difficult time, we can still come together in spirit virtually to provide the much-needed support to local families struggling right now with a child battling cancer. While this crisis is difficult for the healthiest of families, the struggles facing those who have a child undergoing cancer treatment are beyond devastating. They truly need our help now more than ever.

The virtual race will take place all day on Saturday, June 12. Wear your Superheroes T-shirt, you pick the time, distance and location for your run or walk. After you finish, please share your photos and videos by posting to your personal Instagram or Facebook accounts and tagging us @JohnShapirosSuperhero5k or you can share your photos using our hashtag #JohnShapirosSuperhero5k.

Not on social media? Please email your photos to and we will take care of posting for you! If you want to include your course distance and time, that is up to you.




Many thanks to our title sponsor:

Elliott Greenleaf


Words of Gratitude from Families You've Helped

Ryder Keeps Fighting

Four year old Ryder was diagnosed on May 13th 2021. He has had three surgeries, went through high dose chemotherapy and is now on to transplant stem cell. Your support allows us to... READ MORE

The Incredible Ace

Ace and family would like to thank John Shapiro’s Superheroes for the amazing donation. Ace was diagnosed with infantile acute lymphoblastic leukemia at 7 months in May 2021 and has been undergoing treatment... READ MORE

Thanks from Kevin

Hello John Shapiro’s Superheroes, We would like this opportunity to say thank you, for your help and your generosity. Our 15-year-old son Kevin was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in the bone of... READ MORE

Fight on, Yerachmiel!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for graciously reaching out to us and helping out financially. Our son, Yerachmiel was diagnosed in May 2017. He was treated in Children’s Hospital... READ MORE