Hit the Bricks

Hit the Bricks was started by Wake Forest University students in 2003 as a campus-wide philanthropy program to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for cancer. It serves as one of three philanthropic events held each year by Wake Forest students in support of the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund. Each fall, teams of students, faculty, staff, and alumni gather on Hearn Plaza taking turns running and walking laps around the Quad to show their solidarity as Wake Nation in the fight against cancer.

Throughout the day, participants, volunteers, and spectators enjoy fun activities, live music, special guest speakers, as well as food and gifts from our generous sponsors. The event concludes with a ceremonial remembrance lap before participants gather in front of Wait Chapel for a moment of silence to honor all those who have lost their lives to, or are fighting the battle against, cancer.

If you have questions about Hit The Bricks, please contact Brad Shugoll.

Make a Donation to the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund

Experience The Tradition: Hit The Bricks 2021

2021 Hit The Bricks

The 18th annual Hit the Bricks is scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Hit The Bricks will return to its original, in-person format this year and will continue its virtual event ‘Hit The Bricks Away’ for community members, alumni, parents, and more away from Winston-Salem. Register here for Hit The Bricks Away.

Register to run or make a donation to help support innovative cancer research at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Atrium Health.

Hit The Bricks 2021 Event Details


2020 Hit The Bricks By The Numbers
“Hit the Bricks is a great time for the Wake Forest Community to come together and participate in a great cause in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. - Hannah Cook ('21)”