COBB COUNTY, Ga. — The National Brain Tumor Society is hosting a 5K run to raise awareness and funds to support patients with brain tumors and their families.
It’s a cause that is close to the hearts of the WSB-TV family.
Channel 2′s Jovita Moore died in Oct. 2021 after a battle with glioblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer. At this time, there is no cure for glioblastoma, only treatments to slow it down.
On June 3, Jovita’s co-workers will participate in the first annual Georgia Brain Tumor Walk & Race at the Battery Atlanta. The NBTS organized the first Georgia event after the support the organization received in the wake of Jovita’s passing.
The NBTS expects hundreds of participants and volunteers to participate in the event. The race is open to the public and registration can be completed at braintumor.org/georgia. Team WSB-TV can be found here.
If you don’t register before June 3, there will be time at 7 a.m. the day of the event. Jovita’s co-anchor Channel 2′s Justin Farmer will host the opening ceremonies leading up the 5K starting at 8:30 a.m.
The NBTS says this year alone, more than 90,000 people in the U.S. will receive a brain tumor diagnosis, including 3,670 people in Georgia. Nearly 19,000 Americans are estimated to die from brain cancer in 2023, including 473 people in Georgia.
In addition to brain tumor walk and race, Cox Media Group set up a scholarship fund in memory of Jovita through the National Association of Black Journalists. More information on how to donate to the scholarship can be found here.
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