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Cameron Brown prepping for his first half marathon, The Philadelphia Love Run. photo: Bryan Lathrop

Legacy of Hope is proud to welcome 29-year-old Cameron Brown as our latest sponsored athlete for the Philadelphia Love Run Half Marathon. This Germantown, Maryland native transplanted to Philly some eight months ago and enrolled as a fulltime student in Temple’s post-baccalaureate pre-med program. He hopes to start medical school this Fall, after which he plans to become an orthopedic surgeon in the Navy. Achieving these goals will make him the first physician in his family, as well as the first to serve in the armed forces.

The Love Run will be Cameron's first half marathon, but he is no newcomer to running, “I ran track and field in high school and was more of a mid-distance runner. Sometimes I was with the sprinters, other times I was with the cross country runners. Running a half marathon has always been on my bucket list; so I figured, since I'm in a new city and medical school seems like it's going to work out, that I would go for it, and I registered for the Love Run.”

Lacing up for the morning run. Photo: Bryan Lathrop

Love Run’s Philly Runs Free registration option caught Brown’s attention because he’s inclined to help others. “You raise $250 for Legacy of Hope to help cancer patients in Philly and your registration fee is waived. That was a no-brainer for me since I’m going into medicine. I get the chance to do a half marathon and raise money for cancer patients—two birds with one stone.”

Given his track and field history, along with an undergraduate degree in kinesiology from the University of Maryland, Brown is well organized and knee-deep in his training regimen for the 13.1 miler on 3/26/23. He works out six days a week. In these first four weeks of training, he run