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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On June 22,2015, my dad was diagnosed with an inoperable glioblastoma. He began receiving chemo therapy and radiation treatments but unfortunately, the tumor did not respond to the treatment.
Emma was diagnosed in March of 2012 just before her 14th birthday. She was diagnosed with Medullablastoma. Emma underwent 6 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy 5 days a week.
I could use this space to detail the struggles of so many people who I know:  boss, friends, co-workers.  All of them have lost their battles against brain cancer.
Troy Weber is here today from Oklahoma with the team Pooled Together for a Cure, running in honor of Stevie Patrick, when he himself is battling brain cancer, the exact same brain cancer as Stevie.
On the morning of January 20th, 2010, Luke Wedel hopped on a plane headed for Omaha, Nebraska to give a presentation to a group of clients.
My sister diagnosed August of 2016 with stage 4 Glioblastoma. She has taken every suggested form of treatment even after tumor spread.
Whitney was diagnosed with a DIPG brain tumor a week after her 10th birthday in May 2019. She has completed radiation treatment at St. Jude in Memphis.
Wendy was diagnosed with glioblastoma Nov. of 2012 and was told that she had 2 weeks to 2 months to live.
Kate was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in May of this year, after being taken to the hospital with headaches and vomiting.
Aundrell was 18-year old with no past medical history. He had an eye exam at America Best in Mid-Rivers Mall. He had some headaches declining vision.
After working so hard alongside the love of his life, Dad had reached the pinnacle of his career.
Kati is 37 years old and from Zeeland, Michigan. She is an awesome special education teacher, an amazing wife, a loving mother of three children, and a faithful godly woman.