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“Head for the Cure at the K” will send Royals into All-Star break raising awareness


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When the Royals and Tigers take the field for the final game before the All-Star break, they’ll share the diamond with an important message and cause. It’s the 6th Annual “Head for the Cure at the K” event to raise awareness and funds for the Head for the Cure Foundation.

It’s a Kansas City based non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and money in the fight against brain cancer, in the memory of Chris Anthony who fought a brain tumor for two years before passing away in 2003.

For Chris’s brother and foundation founder Matt Anthony, it’s a natural tie-in to the Kansas City Royals.

“The Royals family has certainly been affected by brain cancer, with the tragic and unexpected loss of World Series winning Manager Dick Howser in 1987, followed a decade later by the death of relief pitcher, Dan Quisenberry,” noted Anthony. “Both Royals Hall of Famers, died of stage IV brain cancer.”

This year’s Head for the Cure at the K will feature two division rivals in a pivotal game before baseball breaks for the All-Star Game in Minneapolis. Fans can order a special “Head for the Cure at the K” ticket package, which features a special discounted Field Plaza ticket, pair of Head for the Cure sunglasses, and a $5 donation to the Head for the Cure Foundation. Fans can order their ticket package at

“This year marks the 6th Annual Head for the Cure at the K, and we are so appreciative of the support the Royals and their fans have clearly demonstrated to the Head for the Cure Foundation over the years,” said Anthony, who also serves as Chairman of the national HFTC Foundation Board.

This year also marked the 2nd Annual HFTC at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Father’s Day. The Foundation also sponsors fundraising 5K Run/Walks in more than a dozen cities, including the flagship Metro Kansas City 5K which is scheduled for August 24 at Overland Park’s Corporate Woods.

But first up it’s a Royals’ win over the Tigers and a win over an often fatal disease.

“The Head for the Cure Foundation is proud to partner with the Kansas City Royals as we work to defeat brain cancer step by step,” said Matt Anthony, who will be a part of the festivities Sunday.

See you at “Head for the Cure at the K!”