LOS ANGELES, CA, October 16, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The 6th Annual Heroes of Hope Race for Brain Tumor Research will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa Del Rey. The event raises money for less toxic brain tumor treatments in Los Angeles with past and present funds being donated to UCLA, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Cedars-Sinai. Over a thousand participants including adult and pediatric brain tumor patients, doctors, hospital staff, athletes and others impacted by cancer, as well as celebrities will be in attendance.
Runners and walkers can enjoy a fast and flat 5k or 10k course with chip timing and beach and ocean views. There is also a Kids Fun Run (less than 1 mile) and an expo in the beach parking lot featuring fun for the entire family. Josefa Salinas, radio personality from HOT 92.3 will be the emcee/host. There are many ways to honor and remember a loved one impacted by cancer at the event.
This year all finishers receive medals and special medals will be awarded to the top three male and female in each age division. There is also a special Rivals United in Hope Cup that is awarded to the Top Fundraising Team, Largest Team and Top School. UCLA and USC tied for the Top School cup last year. "We are so excited to unite major research hospitals, schools, teams, caregivers and runners in support of one common goal, an end to brain tumors. We look forward to standing as one in support of all those impacted by brain tumors and to providing a day of hope to those battling as well as a day of remembrance for those taken too soon" said Lisa Millar, The Brad Kaminsky Foundation President. Millar lost her brother, Brad Kaminsky, 12 years ago to glioblastoma multiforme, the most malignant form of brain cancer.
This year there is a special superhero theme with capes for pediatric brain tumor patients. Past years have seen over 1200 runners and donations to date total over $400,000.
Brain tumors continue to be the leading cause of solid tumor death in children and young men under the age of 39. With the government in shutdown mode, the NIH will have to close down clinical trials that impact children and continued sources of funding are even more critical.
Register to run and/or start a team today at www.heroesofhoperace.org
. There is also a virtual runner option for those who cannot attend but may wish to complete the distance on their own time and turf. Medal and bib will be mailed after the event to virtual runners.
For more information visit www.heroesofhoperace.org
or email Lisa@tbkf.org
The Brad Kaminsky Foundation raises awareness and funds for adult and childhood brain tumor and cancer research and provides one on one support for those impacted by cancer. Along with The Musells Foundation, they co founded the Heroes of Hop Grey Ribbon Crusade Campaign in an effort to unify the brain tumor community.