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Our Mission

The mission of Head for the Cure 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 accomplish our mission by three strategic pillars: 

  1. Building Awareness for a disease that is not widely known and needs advancements in treatments to help patients; 
  2. Raising Funds through 5K run/walk events and other fundraising events and campaigns to support clinical research and programs; and 
  3. Igniting Hope for all who have faced this disease. 

Learn more how we achieve those goals below.

Head for the Cure is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Our detailed Financials include our Form 990 and annual reports.

Building Awareness

Head for the Cure advocates on behalf of all who have faced this disease in order to bring light to the need for funding for clinical trials to find comprehensive treatments. We accomplish this through a variety of different initiatives:

  • Supporting legislation for clinical research and patient access to care
  • Publishing articles and resources on Brains for the Cure
  • Sharing stories from our Ambassadors program
  • Initiating national awareness campaigns

Raising Funds

Through a variety of different fundraising efforts, Head for the Cure supports clinical research and patient programs at local brain cancer clinics and foundations and nationally at the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative. Fundraising includes some of the following:

  • 5K Events hosted across the country
  • Community driven fundraising efforts
  • Memorial donations
  • National and local sponsorships

Igniting Hope

A brain tumor diagnosis can leave one fraught with emotions. Head for the Cure strives to bring the community together so no one feels like they are fighting a brain tumor alone. We celebrate each unique journey while providing resources to help guide through their diagnosis:

  • Celebrating the community with Keeping the Faith and Legacy of Love recognition
  • Providing video testimonials and resources on Brains for the Cure
  • Sharing inspirational stories through social media

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

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.