15th Anniversary Pics Annual 5K Run/Shoe Show Auction Event

2023 Brain Tumor Awareness Weekend May 20th & May 21st was a success!  Event Pictures Link

SHOESTIONAL Scholarship, Awards & Shoe Away Brain Tumors Shoe Show gained media attention and helped us raise awareness for our cause.  Click the link below for the news coverage and complete event pictures.

ABC Channel 7 news coverage.

15th Anniversary 5K Fun Run/Walk Featured Chicago Party Movers, Chick-fil-A & The 40+ Double Dutch Group.  A portion of Proceed benefit Advocacy of the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS)  Info on Donating on Behalf of the MESF Annual Race Click Here


CLICK HERE to View ON MCCLOUD 9 Pictures of Our 2022 5K EVENT on July 23rd in CCHILLS, IL


Our 2022 Annual Event was a success! Thank You to all who participated!

Despite COVID-19 we were able to raise over $7000 for students patients & families affected by brain tumors.  A minimum of 10% will be donated to the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS)!  Not bad for our 1st HYBRID EVENT!

Sponsorship efforts remain ongoing.  You may continue to sponsor the Mary E. Smith Scholarship initiatives by clicking here.

Congrats to our fastest runners…

  1. Lavon Schmucker 19:49
  2. Floyd Schmucker 19.51
  3. Lavon Graber 20.07                                                                                                                             View Your RACE RESULTS here.

Extra Special THANK YOU to our SPONSORS!!

SPONSORS/VENDORS—Party Movers, I-94 Nissan of South Holland, UChicago Medicine Ingalls, Food Donors Unbeatable Eatables and In Kind Donor Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL.  Our Vendors Sassy & Unique Things, Time Chic Boutique, Ruby Ella Sweets, Beautiful Bling All Day, GCA Unlimited Apparel, Chiro One Wellness Centers, Cancer Support Center & Million Dollar Moments Photography/On Mccloud Nine.  Our volunteers were made up of scholars, friends, family, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority members, Technique Gems, The Gray Matters Walk/Run Teams & Walker/Runner Participants. 

Congratulations to TEAM RUSHING 4 A CURE for raising over $3000!!! Kudos to New comer    My 2 Dimples Smile @ U and of course Team Mary Maxine Knight

TOP Recruiting Team goes to Team Memories of Mary with over SIXTEEN registered walkers!


1.) Rushing 4 A Cure $3053 (Joyce Rushing Survivor)

2.) My 2 Dimples Smile @ U $1890 (LeDonna Rollins Survivor)

3.) Mary Maxine Knight $1025 (Edna Brass/Knight Family In Memorandum)

4.) Memories of Mary  $650 (Smith Family)

5.) #WeRunSoho for James Sangster $300  (Felicia Houston)

6.) Docs Matter $100 (Dr. Kennedi Dixon)

7.) Technique Gems $75 (Dana Bozman)

And a big THANK YOU to ALL who volunteered & participated in our flagship Annual Brain Tumor Awareness 5K Event… We send LOVE & HUGS to you ALL. With the walk proceeds we were able to fund ALL scholarship winners & the 2022 Grant recipient will receive $1000 each!  The students & brain tumor community salutes you!