[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/12/08/art.teddy1208.gi.jpg caption="The famed ‘Ted Sox’ - the longtime Senate softball team comprising staffers of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy - is reuniting this weekend to participate in the Race for Hope-DC."](CNN) - The famed "Ted Sox" - the longtime Senate softball team comprising staffers of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy - is reuniting this weekend to participate in the Race for Hope-DC, the National Brain Tumor Society's 5k walk/run.
According to team captain Co-Captains Kelsey Phipps and Tamar Sekayan, at least 24 former staff, supporters, and friends will reunite for the walk. The team has raised more than $5,000 for the cause in only one week.
The group says this year will be the first since 1967 that the "Ted Sox" will not be part of the Senate Softball league, and members of the team will wear their uniforms for the final time during the National Brain Tumor Society event.
Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat who served 47 years in the Senate, died last August at age 77 after more than a year-long battle with brain cancer.
"People want to get together to help and remember the senator," said Sekayan.