We will find a cure!
In 2017, Jeffrey and Samarrah Clayman’s 23-month-old son was diagnosed with an
ependymoma—a brain tumor that can occur at any age, but most often occurs in children under three.
Ependymoma is the third most common form of childhood brain and spine tumors.
The main treatment is surgery and radiation. There is no cure. Ependymomas in young children frequently recur after treatment. The treatments are often debilitating leading to a lifetime of disability.
But there is hope that with additional research, these tumors can have a better outcome.
After, their son’s diagnosis, Samarrah and Jeffrey created The Ependymoma Research
Foundation. You can learn more at:
We are running to raise funds to find a cure for Ependymoma. All funds raised will support
research for a cure through The Ependymoma Research Foundation.
If you would like more information or would like to join our team as a runner or walker,
please email Samarrah at