We know that these times are full of uncertainty with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. But we also know that people who are battling a brain tumor or who have ever supported a loved one facing this disease still need us and ALL OF YOU! It is crucial that we continue to build awareness and ignite hope through stories of inspiration and determination within the community we serve. Continuing our 5K events, even virtually, lets those impacted by a brain tumor know they are not alone!
Head for the Cure was proud to host our very first virtual 5K event for our 8th annual event in Central Texas on Sunday, March 29th hosted on our Facebook page. It was a monumental first ever virtual 5K for Head for the Cure and an absolutely unforgettable celebration of hope and optimism for brain tumor patients, their families, friends, and supporters! It was a true testament to the fact that, just because we’re not together, doesn’t mean that we’re alone!
Virtual Event Details:
- We encouraged participants at home to do their own version of a 5K which could include going for a walk/run while exercising social distancing, doing a physical activity that burns 300 calories (the average caloric burn for a 5K), or other creative ways to show their support.
- Sarah Shrader, local planning team member, ran a 5K in her neighborhood that was broadcasted through the virtual 5K sharing her journey. We honored all teams, survivors, and sponsors throughout the run.
- We announced top teams and individuals for participation and donations.
- We recognized our Keeping the Faith and Legacy of Love nominations and remembered loves ones we’ve lost during our Celebration of Life videos.
We are prepared to reimagine our 5Ks virtually to fit the individual city’s need during this pandemic.
Check out some of our participants doing their own 5K at home:
Did you miss the virtual event?