Blazer Bolt on Oct. 19 will benefit adult and child brain cancer research

The sixth annual Blazer Bolt for Brain Cancer is Saturday, Oct. 19.
Written by: Curran Umphrey
Media contact: Beena Thannickal

BlazerBolt3The sixth annual Blazer Bolt for Brain Cancer is Saturday, Oct. 19, in Homewood, Alabama. The event featuring a 5k and 1-mile fun run/walk will benefit brain cancer research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Neuro Oncology and Children’s of Alabama.

Funds raised this year will directly benefit the brain tumor tissue bank biorepository, which stores and prepares specimens from brain cancer patients for research. These funds will advance the much-needed understanding of brain tumor biology and the development of future treatments for brain cancer at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB.

The 5k run begins at 8 a.m. near the intersection of Oxmoor Road and 18th Street South in Homewood, and the 1-mile fun run/walk begins at 9 a.m. Last year’s inaugural Survivor Walk will make its return at 9:20 a.m., followed by the award ceremony at 9:30 a.m.

“Survivor Walk is a deeply moving and heartfelt experience as brain cancer survivors, family members, caregivers and loved ones are honored and cheered as they cross the finish line,” said Rhodemarie Maron, D.O., associate professor in the Department of Neurology and event organizer. “Each individual and team brings genuine empathy and hope to those battling brain cancer.”

Registration for this year’s Blazer Bolt will be open until 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, online or on-site. Click here to register, or visit for more information.