Why This Race Matters

proceeds from this race benefit our local community and also national research of brain cancer

Photo Credit: Pensacola News Journal (PNJ)

Local Support:
Pensacola Policeman Stephen Grogan

Pensacola Police Officer and Combat Marine Veteran- Grade 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme. Stephen Grogan is fighting a battle for his life. Diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) in July of 2017 after complaining of headaches. 

He was able to have a successful total resection of his tumor followed by radiation therapy and chemotherapy. His last maintenance MRI 1/07/2019 they found a new tumor. The tumor is located inside his corpus callosum in both left and right hemispheres of his brain. He has been given a diagnosis of less than a year. Because of the location of his tumor he is not eligible for surgery or a gamma knife procedure and now has to depend on a clinical trial to save his… 

Photo Credit: Duke

National Support:
Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Established in 1937, The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center was one of the first brain tumor research and clinical programs in the United States. Since then, it has advanced to become one of the best pediatric and adult neuro-oncology programs in the world—leading the way in comprehensive care that combines research breakthroughs, clinical trials and the newest therapies. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has given our center the highest rating of “outstanding” for each of the last 10 years. 

Our patients are the reason we strive to deliver hope every day. They come here for the most advanced treatments. Often these are therapies that are not available anywhere else. Our center sees up to 800 …