Miles for Mary to raise awareness, support for brain cancer treatments

The nonprofit Miles for Mary will host two fall events in Marblehead to raise awareness and support research into new treatments for brain cancer. A 5K run/walk on Oct. 14 and a research seminar on Nov. 6 will honor Mary Park, who died from glioblastoma in 2012 just weeks after her diagnosis.

Funds raised will support research led by Dr. Elizabeth Gerstner at Mass General Cancer Center into innovative therapies for glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain tumor. Miles for Mary has raised over $600,000 for Mass General since 2013.

Participants can register for the 5K and seminar online at The 5K costs $25 for pre-registration and $30 on race day.

Miles for Mary is dedicated to increasing awareness around brain cancer and providing hope for patients and families facing devastating diagnoses.

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