ROCKY RIVER -- There's a local effort in the fight to end an often deadly childhood disease -- glioma, a type of brain tumor found in children.
The 'Prayers from Maria' Foundation will hold a wine festival in Rocky River to raise money for research.
We were joined Thursday by Ed McNamara. The 'Prayers from Maria' foundation was named after his daughter, Maria, 7, who died from a terminal brain tumor in 2007.
There is no cure for what she had and this foundation has raised $200,000 in grants for research.
It is the second highest cause of cancer deaths in young people.
Rocky River Sunflower Wine Festival information
Facebook page for Sunflower Wine Festival
The Rocky River Sunflower Wine Festival on July 14 will host nationally renowned wineries and craft breweries, and live music from the Breakfast Club.
This non-profit is dedicated to funding global research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for the deadliest childhood brain tumors known as gliomas; raising public awareness about gliomas and bringing hope to children and families who deal with the disease's hardships.