Over the past few months, an awful lot of people have found this post by Googling for "Marnie Rose", the young Houston doctor who was featured on Houston Medical. Dr. Marnie Rose lost her battle to brain cancer on August 23, 2002, but her memory lives on:
"Marnie would not have wanted to be forgotten," her mother, Lanie Rose, said as she prepared for a 5K-run called "Run for the Rose" to continue her daughter's mission to increase awareness and help raise money to find a cure for brain cancer.
Proceeds from the May 18 run will go toward brain cancer research at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and to improving the lives of sick children at Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital, where Rose was a resident.
"Brain cancer robbed our daughter of her career, her mobility and then her life, but it never diminished her sense of humor, her spirit or her will to survive," Lanie Rose said. "She would never want us to give up on searching for a cure or to forget the children she personally cared for. We are determined to continue the wonderful work she began."
The run, which will wend through the Texas Medical Center where Rose worked and received cancer treatments, is expected to draw more than 1,000 participants. Lanie Rose envisions it as the next "Race for the Cure."