3000 Miles to a Cure began in 2012 when our founder Maria Parker’s sister Jenny was diagnosed with stage IV glioblastoma multiforme (a deadly form of brain cancer). We leverage ultra endurance athletic events like Race Across America to raise funds for the cure. The challenges and triumphs athletes endure are a powerful metaphor for the battles being waged against brain cancer by those who fight it and for the race to cure it.
In 2013, Maria Parker was the first female finisher of the Race Across America. Her race was called, “the most inspirational RAAM story ever,” by Race Across America officials and her victory was the greatest comeback in the 32-year history of the race. 3000 Miles to a Cure produced the documentary film, Hope, about her race and her sister’s battle against brain cancer. Watch the trailer below.
This June, Rob White will take on Race Across America as 3000 Miles to a Cure’s racer. For the first time in the history of Race Across America, our team will be equipped with Google Glass and integrated with a responsive website to connect racer and stakeholders, creating a powerful cycle of inspiration, encouragement and fund raising.