Welcome to My Half Marathon/5K Page!
Because of the current pandemic the Maryland Half Marathon will be converted to a virtual event this year.
The Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center continues to make great strides in cancer research and the support from the Maryland half marathon is more important than ever. In addition to our groundbreaking work in prostate cancer, breast cancer, leukemia and other diseases, our cancer center investigators have joined wholeheartedly in the fight against the COVID pandemic.
Greenebaum Cancer Center scientists have developed a new clinical trial repurposing a leukemia drug which prevents lung injury and may help prevent fatal complications of COVID infection.
The cell processing laboratory of the Greenebaum Cancer Center is actively involved in a clinical trial infusing donor stem cells into the blood of patients with severe lung infections, enhancing the ability of the lung to heal and patients to recover.
Our investigators have received funding from the Veterans Administration to study how immune cells can identify and eliminate the virus.
These are just some of the examples of how, in addition to its ongoing efforts to defeat cancer, the Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center is using its talents to support the fight against coronavirus.
Your support is more important than ever.
Even though we cannot hold the Maryland half marathon person this year participants will be running and walking in their neighborhoods across the state.
We have been so fortunate that our wonderful sponsors including Saint John Properties and others have agreed to continue their support, even though the events will be held virtually this year. I hope you will join us and support the Maryland half marathon as many of you have done in the past.
I will be participating with the team raising funds for head and neck cancer research. Please consider sponsoring me, or better yet, sign up to participate!
We look forward to the day when the pandemic will be behind us. But it's important that we continue our efforts in cancer research with full force.
On behalf of everyone who works at the Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center and on behalf of all the patients we serve, my heartfelt thanks. Your support is making an enormous difference and is deeply appreciated.
Please click on the donate button to sponsor me in this year's event.