AACR Runner for Research Spotlight: Kevin Glover

Kevin Glover has always been an athlete but didn’t start distance running until 2015. Hailing from South Jersey, his initial motivation to sign up for the 2020 AACR Philadelphia Marathon was about conquering a personal challenge—his first full marathon.

However, when he saw the option to join the AACR Runners for Research team, he thought of his mom, a breast cancer survivor. Feeling inspired, he joined the team.

Kevin’s mom, Anna Marie Glover, was diagnosed with HER 2+ breast cancer in September 2016. She finished treatment in September 2017 and has been cancer free ever since. After she battled and beat breast cancer, she immediately started giving back to the cancer community by putting together over 1,600 “You Got This!” care bags with puzzles, snacks, and lotion for cancer patients.

His mom’s desire to do good inspired Kevin. Though the Philadelphia Marathon race weekend was cancelled this year, he continues to fundraise and plans on registering for next year’s race. Kevin ran a smaller, socially distanced marathon in Collingswood, New Jersey, in November 2020. To date, he’s raised over $1,000 to support the AACR.

Kevin knows the importance of fundraising and awareness. “Individual efforts can make a big difference and potentially inspire others to do the same. Even small efforts can go a long way in raising money and awareness,” he says.

Learn More about the AACR Runners for Research Team Return to Philanthropy Brief, Spring 2021 Issue