The office of Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman is entering a footrace to raise money for cancer research in memory of his predecessor, the late Jo Ann Davis.
Wittman won a special election in December to succeed Davis, a Republican who died of breast cancer in October. She was 57.
Davis was Virginia's first female Republican U.S. House member, and she had represented the 2nd District since 2001.
More than 50,000 people from across the country are expected to take part in the Susan Komen National Race for the Cure on June 7. The five-kilometer run-walk event starts on the National Mall in Washington.