Keeping the Faith

As we celebrate 20 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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I would like to honor Wrainbeau Willis.
Emily was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma in October of 2015.She had surgery to remove her 6 cm tumor only two days after a rush to the ER, and was home 7 days later.
Rose was diagnosed with stage IV brain cancer in 2018, and shortly after the diagnosis, she had half of the tennis ball sized tumor removed.
In September of 2007, at age 39, Tina started having very brief periods of paralysis(3-5 seconds). She thought it was stress from selling a house and planning her wedding.
In July 2019, Bonnie started experiencing facial spasms and slurred speech. She went to the ER fearing
Scott Wolford is the father of Brian and Todd, and the grandfather of Katie, Lane, Wilson, Claire and Owen.
The photo I've included is of Matt and his wife, Kacy, along with me and my husband (Matt's parents).
This is my husband Donald, and father to our boys, Dax & Nate. He was diagnosed in December of 2018 with Grade 3 Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma.
Dennis was diagnosed with glioblastoma in the spring of 2020.
My 12 year old daughter Morissa was diagnosed at the age of 11 with Myxopapillary Ependymoma, May 8, 2013.
My brother Jay was struck in the prime of his life by a Grade 4 GBM. Jay is 13, mos. older than I to the day. Much like most siblings close in age, we had our share of squabbles.
In May 2015 my wife had started showing sudden signs of memory loss.