One of our recent stops on our coast-to-coast wiener roast was in Houston, Texas. We had the pleasure of attending an event called Run for the Rose. It is a 5k run with an after party at the Reliant Center.
Run for the Rose is dedicated to Dr. Marnie Rose and all others who have gone through any type of brain cancer or knows someone who is or has fought the disease. Marnie was in her first year of pediatric medical residency when she was diagnosed and continued to work while fighting the cancer. She was a very strong young woman but unfortunately lost the battle. The Rose family took this opportunity to start the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation.
Abe the Ham and I enjoyed the beautiful sunny day filled with hundreds of runners and walkers all participating for a single cause, to find the cure for brain cancer. Over the last eleven years the foundation and its supporters have raised 3.5 million dollars. Half of the money has gone to brain cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center and the other half has gone to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Ketchup next year with Run for the Rose on March 30, 2014.