NFCR is proud to announce that we are a charity partner at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., on October 27, 2024! Join us as we race to honor individuals everywhere impacted by cancer and raise funds to make cures possible.

When you join NFCR’s Charity Marine Corps Marathon Team you will:

> Help advance critical cancer research projects making a difference in people’s lives

> Be a part of a community greater than one’s self

> Take on a Challenge to honor your or a loved one’s cancer struggle

> Experience one of the most exciting and inspiring races in the Nation

> Run with Marines!

Despite significant progress, our reality in the U.S. is that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will develop cancer in their lifetime. Nonetheless, NFCR was founded on the belief that cancer is a disease that can be cured. Your support for this event will help us make this belief a reality. Learn more about our unique approach to defeating cancer.

Additionally, if you would like to support this initiative other than participating in the race, please consider sponsoring a runner or contact us at to discuss other opportunities.

Marine Corps 10k
Marine Corps Marathon

How Your Support Makes a Difference

Dwayne Osgood and his Wife, Elizabeth
Dwayne Osgood and his Wife, Elizabeth

In 2019, Dwayne Osgood and his wife, Elizabeth, were stunned when Dwayne was diagnosed with GBM, one of the most difficult-to-treat brain tumors. Not afraid to back down from a challenge, Dwayne decided to join Elizabeth to run the Marine Corps Marathon that same year. He invited his college lacrosse team to run with them. Together, they raised more than $38,000 for NFCR’s innovative GBM AGILE program, which helps accelerate the discovery of effective treatment options. Sadly, in 2020, Dwayne passed away after his 21-month battle with glioblastoma. His legacy continues to live on through GBM AGILE and the patients who have and will benefit from his significant contributions.

Team Invictus Running Marine Corps Marathon to support Brain Cancer Research
2019 Marine Corps Marathon Team Invictus

Watch: How NFCR Supporters Helped Sarah Byrd Survive Cancer

“I was 29, I thought I was going to die… I wouldn’t be here today without research.” – Sarah Byrd, Cancer Survivor

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“GBM is one of the most deadly diseases, and patients cannot wait. We have people dying, yet the traditional clinical trial system takes too long.”  -NFCR CEO, Sujuan Ba

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