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 byEd McNamara. The 'Prayers from Maria' foundation was named after hisdaughter, Maria, 7, who died froma terminal brain tumor in 2007.
Thereis no cure for what she had and thisfoundation has raised $200,000in grants for research.
It is thesecond highest cause of cancer deaths in young people.
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.