Local Charity Holding Inaugural Event Benefiting Brain Cancer Research (Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8am, Fort Mellon Park, Lake Monroe, Sanford, FL)

Sanford, FL, April 05, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Introducing an inaugural, central Florida charity event, Melissa’s Race. This event will benefit brain cancer research. The charity has been created by a loving Sanford family, who suffered a great loss in the passing of a loving daughter, wonderful sister, and passionate and dedicated local teacher, Melissa Vosburg. Melissa Vosburg, Inc., is a charity founded by Melissa’s parents, Sue and Jeff, and the Vosburg family.

The Motivation:
“Over 190,000 people are diagnosed with brain tumors each year, 520 each day, 21 each hour! Brain tumors reduce life expectancy by, on average, 20 years – the highest of any cancer. Yet brain cancer receives only 10% of government funding in comparison to other cancers. Private fundraising is critical to make up the difference,” said founder Sue Vosburg.

The Event:
A fun, challenging and certified chip-timed 5K run/walk, Melissa’s Race, is held in memory of Melissa Vosburg, a resident of Sanford, FL. and teacher at Midway School. Melissa lost a courageous battle with brain cancer in 2013. This event is dedicated to continuing her dream, her race. For into and to pre-register visit melissasrace.org.

The event will benefit Florida Hospital’s Cancer Institute’s brain cancer research program. The administrative costs for Melissa Vosburg, Inc are all covered by Melissa’s family and generous sponsors so all funds raised will go to this cause.

Melissa’s Race is the only 5K in the Orlando area specifically dedicated to the research of brain cancer and tumors.

The Link:
Melissa’s parents and charity founders, Sue & Jeff Vosburg, are happy to make themselves available to discuss the details of the event and how their charity will make a difference.

For more information: www.melissavosburg.org
Melissa Vosburg, Inc
Wendy Wilmarth