Because of the ongoing pandemic the Maryland half marathon will be once again be held as a virtual event this year.
Despite the many challenges of this past 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 and other diseases, the Greenebaum Comprehensive cancer center investigators continue to work wholeheartedly in the fight against the COVID pandemic.
Although we cannot hold the Maryland half marathon in 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 sponsorship, even though the events will be held virtually this year. I hope you will join us and support the Maryland half marathon as you have done in the past.
This year our Maryland half marathon will raise funds to support our Campaign for Life which has raised more than 50 million dollars to support construction of the new Roslyn & Leonard Stoler Center for Advanced Medicine, the new clinical home of the Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. Campaign for Life funds also support the research programs of the UMGCCC.
We look forward to the day when the pandemic will finally be behind us. But it's important that we continue our efforts in cancer research with full force.
Your support for the Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center is making an enormous difference and is deeply appreciated.
On behalf of everyone who works at the Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center and on behalf of all the patients we serve, my heartfelt thanks.