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.

Search Recipients

Alli Beckas presented in status epilepticus at age five and was termed idiopathic. She had her first brain surgery at age 13 at CHP due to a new neurologist recommending another MRI.
Tara was diagnosed with Medullablastoma 18 years ago, when she was 12. She went through Surgery to remove the tumor, then 30 rounds of Radiation and 1 1/2 years of Chemotherapy.
Tara was a 12 year old in the summer before her Seventh grade year in school, 1998.
Diane was diagnosed with Grade 3 GLimoa in Dec of 2016 right after Christmas.The family was gathered at the ranch,but her youngest sister who was hospitalized when she suffered a PE,her third.Diane
Where do I begin, my son Kyle Berg is in a fight for his life.
Mackenna was born with Nf1 or Neurofibromatosis. At age 10mo was diagnoised with bilateral optic glioma brain cancer.
I have been the pediatrician for Julie Berghaus' daughter for past 9 months.
William (Bill) Bergman has a larger-than-life personality, great sense of humor, and love for telemarketers and door-to-door sales people.
Megan had surgery to remove an anaplastic astrocytoma January 20, 2017. She completed her radiation followed by chemotherapy this spring.
In August 2009, while floating on the lake on a hot, sunny, peaceful afternoon, we received the call that upset our tranquil world.
Susan's nomination came in the form of a letter from her younger sister Wendy... August 2011 Dear Susie,
Kenna Biddle was an active athletic kid when she started having dizzy spells in 2013. A couple weeks prior to starting 7th grade, she was diagnosed with a Pilocytic Astrocytoma in her brain stem.