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Igniting Hope Within the Cleveland Brain Tumor Community

Each year Head for the Cure invites you to Go Gray in May for Brain Cancer Awareness Month, and this week we are sharing inspiring stories about those igniting hope within the brain tumor community! At this year’s 5th Annual Head for the Cure 5K – Cleveland we will ignite hope and show support for all who have been impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis!

This terrible disease affects real people every day! In 2006, after battling a brain tumor for over two years, Kassandra’s mother, Mary Ann passed away. This year Kassandra is working to bring together not only her family and friends, but the entire Cleveland brain tumor community to help ignite hope for brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers, and other supporters!

“We participate in Head for the Cure in memory of my mother, Mary Ann Kraiger. She passed away in 2006 after battling brain cancer for a little over 2 years. We participate in hopes that there will be great strides in treatments and cures for brain cancer. We hope that no other families have to go through the pain we do of every day missing her. That no other daughters will have to have a wedding, baby, or life event without their mother by their side.” – Kassandra


Every Head for the Cure event marks a day of celebration where we honor and inspire hope for those diagnosed with a brain tumor, we remember those who have lost their battles and we are inspired to carry on the fight! During these difficult and challenging times, we could all use some stories of hope and positivity. The brain tumor community is lucky to have such amazing supporters who brighten the lives of those affected by this disease each and every day.

Show your support and ignite hope by registering for or donating to the 5th Annual Head for the Cure 5K – Cleveland taking place on Saturday, October 3rd! Even though we can’t physically be together, we can still show those battling a brain tumor that NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE!