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Igniting Hope Within the Seattle 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 7th Annual Head for the Cure – Seattle Virtual 5K 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! Nicolle, a 21-year brain tumor survivor and Ambassador, has undergone 2 types of brain tumors, 6 surgeries to remove tumors, 3 types of radiation therapy, and now a targeted medication to fight tumors from spreading and recurring. Nicolle participates in hopes that there will be greater awareness and research around this disease. Having undergone treatments that have allowed her to keep fighting, she hopes to see many more medical advancements take place in her next 21 years. This year Nicolle is working to bring together not only her family and friends, but the entire Seattle brain tumor community to help ignite hope for brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers, and other supporters!

“If it were not for increased awareness and research over the years, I would not have been able to undergo all of these types of treatment that have allowed me to keep fighting. I look forward to seeing the medical advances in treating these tumors in 21 more years, which will take more awareness and more research.” – Nicolle¬†


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 7th Annual Head for the Cure – Seattle Virtual 5K taking place on Saturday, June 27th at 9:00 AM on Facebook Live! Even though we can’t physically be together, we can still show those battling a brain tumor that NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE!