Beating brain cancer will be the goal at 8 a.m. March 30 as racers and walkers converge at Reliant Park, Houston, for the 12th annual Run for the Rose to raise funds benefiting the Houston-based University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Childrens Memorial Hermann Hospital.
The funds it raises will support MD Andersons immunotherapy brain cancer research, which includes new drug development and clinical trials for patients with brain cancer, as well as neuroscience research initiatives and the Pediatric Palliative Care Program at Childrens Memorial Hermann Hospital, according to a news release.
Funding for medical research in todays environment is becoming increasingly tight, which is why support from organizations like the Rose Foundation is so important, Juan Fueyo, M.D., professor in MD Andersons Department of Neuro-Oncology, said in a news release. The process of developing new therapies is expensive and often innovative research is not supported, so we rely on the generosity of others who share our vision.
Run for the Rose is a certified 5K race/walk; other race-day activities include a 1K family run/walk and a post-race party at the Reliant Center for participants. For interested runners, the 5K run will
For more information, visit RunForTheRose.com.