Keeping the Faith

As we celebrate 17 years of dedication to raising funds for brain cancer research and inspiring hope for the brain cancer community, we want to know who you run or walk for! At each 5K event, we pay tribute to extraordinary individuals who are currently fighting or who have survived a brain tumor, selected from the nominations submitted by their loved ones.

Sharing the personal stories of those in the midst of their fight is an important part of the awards ceremony. While we recognize the athletic accomplishments of our top runners, we also spend time presenting a Keeping the Faith to the special people for whom Head for the Cure exists.

The struggles and triumphs of our Keeping the Faith recipients are even more poignant when shared with everyone on race day as we pay tribute to what they have survived and what lies ahead for them.

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Sandy Badgett was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma tumor, brain cancer, February 2018.
My brave daughter was diagnosed with glioblastoma in December 2016. We had two surgeries to remove the tumor followed by extensive radiation treatments and chemotherapy.
Where should I begin when talking about my mother, Brenda Bailey? I am one of her two daughters that are her life.
Emma’s journey began 1/29/18 with a trip to the ER for a back spasm with transient numbness.
Kirk was diagnosed with glioblastoma on January 6, 2014. A craniotomy was done at Mercy Medical Center where the surgeon was able to remove 10-15% of the tumors.
Meet Tamara Banda. A Pathologists' Assistant, a die hard TCU fan, an avid snowboarder, a lover of craft beer and music, and a dear friend.
Sam is a family man, a husband, father, son, brother.
February Newsletter 2014
Phoenix is my four year-old daughter. She is currently battling PNET (medulloblastoma). Phoenix was diagnosed January 13, 2012 (Friday the 13th), and boy has this been a journey.
Phoenix's cancer story began 5 years ago when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer that aggressively targets the brain and spinal cord.
My mother’s story began 4 ½ years ago. On a work trip to Nashville, she found herself unable to wake up to catch her flight home.
For several yrs Ken had what we thought was a pinched nerve in his neck that lead to tingling in his finger/thumb. He received chiropractic treatments regularly which helped initially.