Our Story

The Cancer Assault Challenge is the brain child of Julie and Henry Lopez. After being involved with all sorts of small events such as bake sales, car washes, etc., the Lopez couple felt that their efforts would be better served by coordinating one large event that was more locally focused. In 2013, Julie and Henry founded the Cancer Assault Challenge and in 2015 the Assault Challenge Foundation (501c3) and along with the Board members are looking to create an event that would appeal to the families and youth in our community – both as a fun event and training ground for young people to grow their volunteer tools and skills.

The fight against cancer goes on. Who can say they DO NOT have a friend or relative that has battled this terrible disease. Once again the Assault Challenge Foundation will be hosting the CAC, helping to raise awareness in a different way. 2016 was another banner year for us with registrations reaching over 900 runners and raising almost $40,000. For 2017 we have raised the bar and set our fundraising goal at $50,000.

The CAC is a 5K obstacle course run similar to a Tough Mudder® or Warrior Run®. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Lutherdale located on Hwy 12 north of Elkhorn, WI and will consist of an extreme run for the competitor and the couch potato run for those who want to have some fun but still raise awareness.