CUA to participate in National Race Against the Odds on Nov. 6

CUA to participate in National Race Against the Odds on Nov. 6

WASHINGTON – The CUA women’s soccer team will lead a contingent of Cardinal student-athletes and staff members at the National Race Against the Odds on Sunday, November 6.  The race begins at 9 a.m. and is held in memory of Alexis Agin, a four-year old Arlington resident who passed away this year from brain cancer.

The race will be held at Tuckahoe Park in Arlington, Va., located on 2400 North Sycamore Street.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K race will get underway at 9.  Following the race there will be a Kids Fun Run as well as an awards ceremony. 

Agin suffered from DIPG, a deadly form of brain cancer.  More children die of cancer than any other disease, and brain tumors are the leading cause of death from childhood cancer.  While treatment options for other types of cancers continue to improve, treatment for many brain cancers has not improved in decades.

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The National Race Against the Odds is the premier fundraising event for The Cure Starts Now (CSN) Foundation in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area.  All proceeds will go to The Cure Starts Now, which is an IRS recognized non-profit organization that was started by Brooke and Keith Desserich after the loss of their daughter to brain cancer. 

Through the efforts of many individuals and companies around the nation, CSN has funded many experimental treatments and important research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Hospital.