FAIRFAX, Va. - On Sunday, November 8, 2009 at the George Mason Stadium the George Mason Athletic Department's Student-Athlete Advisory Council hosted the Miles for Myles, 3 mile run/walk to benefit cancer research. The 3 mile run/walk initiative was designed to perpetuate the legacy of leadership of the late Myles Brand, the NCAA president, who passed away on Sept. 16 as a result of pancreatic cancer.

Members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, Athletic Department, University and local community came out to support the event. The funds collected were donated and split among three charitable funds for cancer research - Coaches vs. Cancer (NABC); The Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund; and The Myles Brand Endowed Chair for Cancer Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine.