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The 2nd Annual Brain Power 5K is proud to benefit the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation for Brain Cancer Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and pediatric initiatives at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Brain Power 5K originated from a brain tumor survivor's will to make a difference in the fight against brain cancer. Kelly Bolinger saw the need in the Austin community for an event to honor those affected by this disease. Combining her love for running, years of involvement in races and desire to improve brain cancer research; the Brain Power 5K was born. Funding from Brain Power 5K will go directly to the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation supporting brain cancer research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The Foundation also provides funding to improve the lives of the young patients at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.
At MD Anderson, 3 clinical trials have resulted directly from their contributions. The Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation has funded clinical trials that have actually enabled many brain tumor patients to live 5-6 years and more without recurrence and with a great quality of life.
At Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, The Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation created and developed their Pediatric Palliative Care Program, opened Marnie's Garden room, and helped to outfit the first pediatric Life Flight helicopter. Now, in an exciting collaboration among UT Health Medical School, Texas A&M, and MD Anderson, their funds are pioneering amazing new research to treat pediatric brain tumors. Your efforts are improving the lives of these children.
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