Baltimore, MD, Apr 28, 2020 – This past weekend members of the Clear Ridge Defense family participated in the Oral Cancer Foundation’s (OCF) 5k, which was held virtually this year due to COVID-19.  Members participated in any way that they could; some took their families for walks outdoors, others ran, and some even got some work done on their treadmills!  Everyone involved came away with a great feeling of accomplishment as Team CRD was able to exceed our donation goal by 112%.

CRD chose to sponsor the OCF 5k this year for many reasons.  One person dies every hour from oral cancer and over 53,500 people will be diagnosed this year.  There is also no cure, but early detection saves lives and screening at home takes 30 seconds.  An easy screening tutorial can be found at  Every dollar raised during the 5k event also goes directly to the OCF!

Team CRD raised the second-highest amount of funds for the OCF this year among registered teams, with the final reported amount raised being $18,700 event-wide.  We are grateful for those that participated in 2020 and we are looking forward to improving on that number when we participate, again, in person in 2021!

CRD ( is composed of approximately 35 experts and growing in cyberspace operations planning, capability development, malware analysis, tool development, and network intelligence analysis. CRD is headquartered in the CyberHive at bwtech@UMBC North.

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