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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Head for the Cure Foundation believes in the fundamental principles of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI), recognizing the inherent value everyone brings to our cause.

We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment that celebrates the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences of our employees, board members, donors, participants, and most importantly, the individuals and families impacted by brain tumors. We strive to create a space where every voice is heard, respected, and valued, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, socioeconomic status, or any other defining characteristic. Our dedication to DEI extends beyond mere words; it’s embedded in our actions, policies, and initiatives, ensuring equitable opportunities for all involved in our mission.”

Importantly, Head for the Cure’s commitment to Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion is not just a statement, but a core value that guides our efforts in supporting brain tumor patients and their loved ones. We recognize the importance of representing and embracing the diverse communities affected by brain tumors, ensuring that our 5K Run/Walk events across the country, our support programs including Brains for the Cure and Join Your Path to Hope, our support services and educational resources are accessible and responsive to the varied needs of individuals facing this challenging journey.

By fostering an environment that embraces diversity and actively promotes equity and inclusivity, we aim to empower and uplift all those touched by brain tumors, standing alongside them in their fight with compassion, understanding, and a commitment to a brighter, more inclusive future for everyone affected by this disease.


Matt Anthony

Founder and President, Head for the Cure Foundation

DEI Mission Statement

At Head for the Cure, our mission is to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers, and other supporters while celebrating their courage, spirit, and energy.

We understand that true hope can only thrive in an environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values. We are committed to weaving these principles into the fabric of our organization to ensure that our mission reaches every corner of our community.

Our DEI commitment aligns seamlessly with our three strategic pillars:

  • Building Awareness: Awareness must extend beyond the boundaries of demographics. We are dedicated to sharing the stories and experiences of brain cancer patients from all backgrounds, ensuring everyone’s voice is heard and their journeys are acknowledged. We recognize that brain cancer affects individuals from diverse communities, and our mission to build awareness includes a commitment to represent and respect every community’s unique perspective and needs.
  • Raising Funds: Our fundraising efforts are rooted in the belief that access to quality healthcare should be equitable. We are dedicated to ensuring that our fundraising initiatives are inclusive and accessible to all, regardless of socio- economic background. We actively seek to engage a wide array of supporters and donors, recognizing that diversity in funding sources strengthens our ability to support clinical research and programs that benefit all affected by brain cancer.
  • Igniting Hope: Hope knows no boundaries. We aspire to be a beacon of hope for all who have faced brain cancer, irrespective of their identity. We pledge to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued. By embracing diversity in our leadership, volunteers, and the individuals we serve, we aim to ignite hope that resonates with our community’s rich tapestry of experiences.

By embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion, we can inspire hope, celebrate courage, and unite our community in the fight against brain cancer. Together, we can create a brighter, inclusive future for all those affected by this disease step by step.