105 Ocean Avenue
Marblehead, MA 01945
At the end of October 2012 Mary Park was vibrant and full of life. She was taking long walks with her husband Bill, playing competitive tennis and studying the progress of the presidential campaign. But within a few short weeks, a very aggressive brain cancer had taken her. The loss and grief affected not only her family but her many friends as well.
Mary’s family learned that while the speed of Mary’s cancer was rare, brain cancer had affected families of many of their close friends and associates. Although that knowledge didn’t ease the family’s grief, it raised the realization of how little awareness and understanding there is of the devastating effects of brain cancer. They are creating a campaign to increase awareness of the frequency and severity of many brain cancers and raise funds for more effective treatments to speed the day when the diagnosis of brain cancer isn’t so dire.
The campaign combines two related annual activities. A memorial race, Miles For Mary, on November 9, 2013 and a research seminar explaining Innovations in Brain Cancer Research and Treatment on November 12, 2013. Both will be held in Marblehead Massachusetts. For more information, please visit milesformary.com.
This initiative is a registered Mass General Community Fundraiser. Mass General does not enter into direct sponsorship of this effort, provide any financial support, or assume any liability for its conduct. If you have any questions, please contact the Mass General Community Fundraising Team.