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5K In Memory Of Former Rutherford High School Teacher Set For This Weekend

The fifth annual Shamrock 'N' Run 5k takes place in Rutherford this Saturday.
The fifth annual Shamrock 'N' Run 5k takes place in Rutherford this Saturday. Photo Credit:

RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The fifth annual Michael Cassidy Shamrock 'N' Run 5K is this Saturday, March 12 -- and it's not too late to register.

The Michael Cassidy Memorial Fund was organized in memory Michael Cassidy, who was a father, teacher and assistant principal at Rutherford High School. He was diagnosed with glioblastoma -- a type of brain tumor -- at the age of 54 and died three years later.

This fund raises money for the National Brain Tumor Society, the largest volunteer-based brain tumor organization in the country, which is also supported entirely by private and individual donations. The organization's mission is to find new therapies and a cure for the more than 120 types of brain tumors.

The run will begin at 10 a.m., with registration opening at 8 a.m. The race will start and finish on Monona Avenue, at Memorial Park, and will be held rain or shine. Click here for a course map.

Race-day registration is $30. The first 500 registrants are guaranteed a race t-shirt. There will be post-race refreshments and entertainment. There will be awards for the top three for both male and female, and the top three for both male and female, in five-year increment age groups.

There will be road closures and traffic delays along the route, between 9:30-11:30 a.m.

For more information about the event, visit its website or its Facebook page, or call event organizer Marilyn Cassidy at 201-280-3748. And, if you can't run, you can also donate to the fund, by clicking here.

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