CHARLOTTE -- Linda Arrieta is not giving up the fight when it comes to brain tumors and cancer. After losing her husband, Michael Garcia, to Glioblastoma in 2014, she established a race in his honor.
- 7K raises money to defray the cost of treatment for a designated race ambassador.
- This year's ambassador is Renee Heagle.
- Fight the Good Fight will take place on May 19 in Huntersville.
Called "Fight the Good Fight," the 7K raises money to defray the cost of treatment for a designated race ambassador.
"Once an ambassador is chosen, we award them with a grant," Arrieta explained. "How can we provide that financial relief, that support system, networking, and reaching out?"
This year's ambassador is Renee Heagle, who recently completed radiation for Stage 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma.
Said Heagle, "A huge stress relief. I haven't been able to work and my husband, its all him now. Definitely huge."
Still, those affected by the often incurable disease says more needs to be done. Strides have been made for treatment options - Dr. Justion Favaro of Oncology Specialists of Charlotte say some patients with Glioblastomas see success with a device that uses electric fields to stop the cells from dividing.
"We've seen the tumors get smaller, we've seen them stay stable with this treatment," said Favaro.
Fight the Good Fight will take place on May 19 in Huntersville.