The Caine Halter Lungs4Life event, now known as Run4Life, was founded in honor of Caine Halter, whose life journey was cut short by lung cancer at the age of 45. A passionate “army” of loving family, friends, colleagues and community made the commitment to celebrate Caine’s life and provide hope by fighting back against lung cancer.
After raising nearly $1 million through an incredible seven years of Lungs4Life, Caine's family and friends partnered with the GHS Cancer Institute and the Cancer Society of Greenville County to bring hope to patients fighting all types of cancer.
Read more about Caine's legacy below.
The Diagnosis: July 13, 2006
Caine Halter was a natural athlete who led a healthy lifestyle. He was also a lifelong non-smoker. For several weeks, Caine had dealt with a persistent cough and an intermittent headache that he couldn’t shake. A chest x-ray revealed a mass in his right lung. After further testing, the terrible diagnosis was confirmed Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer with brain and bone metastases. Caine was only 44 years old.
Caine was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend, who taught us many lessons of grace and courage. His calm conviction in the midst of the storm inspired hope in everyone he touched. His “never give up” attitude, tremendous heart and generous spirit live on in his children, Caine Jr. and Page.
Hope, which started here in Caine’s fight against lung cancer, will live on through Run4Life. Caine’s legacy will be to make a difference in the fight against all cancer.