About the Foundation

Dr. Marnie Rose was just 27 and in the first year of her pediatric medical residency at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital when she was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. Despite her diagnosis, she agreed to share all - her cancer journey, personal life and professional duties as a medical resident - with a TV crew from the ABC reality series Houston Medical. The critically acclaimed hospital series followed the lives of doctors, nurses, other health care professionals and patients at Memorial Hermann. Houston Medical aired nationally on the ABC Network for six weeks of summer, 2002.  Read More...

Run for the Rose

Brain cancer will once again meet its match in April as patients, supporters and family members converge for the 13th Annual Run for the Rose to raise awareness and funds benefiting The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. The certified run will be held at NRG Park on Sunday, April 12 at 8 a.m. Other race-day activities include a Family 1K and a post-race party at NRG Arena for participants. For interested runners, the 5K run will be chip-timed. Awards will be given to male and female 5K participants who finish first, as well as the top three male and female finishers in specific-age categories. All children completing the 5K and 1K will receive medals. Participants range in age from 2 months to 102 years of age.
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Making a Difference

The unwavering support of our donors over 12 years has enabled us to give a remarkable $4,168,000.00 to brain cancer research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and pediatric brain cancer research as well as other initiatives at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. These donations truly are a gift of life.

We Can Save Even More Lives With Your Help!

We support new drug development and personalized medicine, where the treatment is tailored to the patient's own genetic makeup. The treatments being investigated have implications for all cancers. Our support of new drug development is expediting the delivery of these drugs from the lab to the patient.
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