Join WSB-TV as we race in Jovita Moore’s memory, support brain tumor patients and families on May 11

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — The National Brain Tumor Society is hosting a 5K walk/run to raise awareness and funds to support the needs of brain tumor patients 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.

Last year, the NBTS hosted the first annual Georgia Brain Tumor Walk & Race at the Battery Atlanta in Jovita’s memory. The 5K race will return this year at the Battery on Saturday, May 11.

“The way that she shared her story with so many certainly has heightened awareness and has led to things like The Georgia Brain Tumor Walk and the partnership with WSB-TV,” Dr. Edjah K. Nduom, who was Jovita’s doctor, said at an event held at WSB-TV studios in April.

“That support, that awareness is only going to make it more likely that we can have better treatments, a cure in the future so people don’t have a tragic story like Jovita did,” he said.

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 on its website here. You can also join Team WSB-TV here.

Can’t make it out on May 11? Starting this year, you can be a virtual participant and donate to the cause.

More information on how to register, the organization’s research and support services can be found here.

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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