About the Foundation

Dr. Marnie Rose was just 27 and in the first year of her pediatric medical residency at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital when she was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. Despite her diagnosis, she agreed to share all - her cancer journey, personal life and professional duties as a medical resident - with a TV crew from the ABC reality series Houston Medical. The critically acclaimed hospital series followed the lives of doctors, nurses, other health care professionals and patients at Memorial Hermann. Houston Medical aired nationally on the ABC Network for six weeks of summer, 2002.  Read More...

Run for the Rose

Run for the Rose will be a virtual only event to keep our community healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

From Sunday, November 15 through Sunday, December 6, pick the perfect date and time to complete your 5k. Choose your own starting line then move 3.1 miles with your family and friends (please social distance) who want to support you, brain cancer research and pediatric health initiatives. This year we need your support now more than ever.

The Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation is planning a fun, meaningful, and engaging virtual experience. More information will be added to the website and social media as details for the virtual #RFTRatHOME plans are finalized. Run for the Rose Home Page


The Doctor Marnie Rose Foundation, Inc. (Tax ID: 45-2774942) is a fully tax-exempt public charity under Sections 501(c) (3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Making a Difference

The unwavering support of our donors over 16 years has enabled us to give a remarkable $6.5 million to brain cancer research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and pediatric brain cancer research as well as other initiatives at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. These donations truly are a gift of life.

We Can Save Even More Lives With Your Help!

We support new drug development and personalized medicine, where the treatment is tailored to the patient's own genetic makeup. The treatments being investigated have implications for all cancers. Our support of new drug development is expediting the delivery of these drugs from the lab to the patient.
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