Runners and spectators definitely noticed the increased security presence during the 36th annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon on Sunday, but said they felt safe at the event.
AURORA, Ohio - Aurora High School honors biology teacher Mary Pavicic donated hair to the Wigs for Kids Foundation before running in Cleveland Marathon.
Pavicic also raised nearly $3,000 for the organization and will be honored at the "Wigs for Kids Day at the Zoo" on July 27.
The inspiration behind cutting and donating her hair came from a former student of hers, Annie, after her brave disclosure about severe her hair loss due to a condition known as alopecia areata -- and her desire to help other children and teens with severe hair loss due to medical issues.
Annie, who is 17, also recently won a $50,000 college scholarship as the 1st place winner of the Maltz Museum's "Stop the Hate" essay contest. She wrote about her experience of hateful bullying due to her hair loss when she was younger.
Cleveland Marathon Stories
Aurora High School honors biology teacher Mary Pavicic donated hair to the Wigs for Kids Foundation before running in Cleveland Marathon.
A man and woman from Kenya are the winners of the 2013 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon.
With the Cleveland Marathon now just one day away, professionals at the I-X Center Friday were making sure to provide plenty of last minute tips they say, runners should begin to use Friday night.
Security for the Cleveland Marathon will be tight as tens of thousands of runners and spectators are expected to participate in this weekend's event, according to organizers.
Twenty-one runners in Sunday's Cleveland Marathon will focus attention on cancer prevention in young women.
A group of Cleveland Marathon runners honor a Westlake man killed on Put-in-Bay and give hope to others who have lost a loved one.
A Westlake couple running the Rite-Aid Cleveland half marathon Sunday is sharing their inspirational weight loss success story with NewsChannel5.
A Broadview Heights woman lost half her body weight – 177.4 pounds – since April 2011 and is running in her first half marathon.
This weekend's Cleveland Marathon is expected to draw more runners than ever before and bring in more than $18 million for the city's economic development, according to the event's organizers.