SAN ANTONIO – Hundreds of people attended the Head for the Cure 5K run/walk Saturday at the KSAT 12 studios.
The Head for the Cure event was brought to San Antonio after KSAT’s former news director, Jim Boyle, lost his battle with brain cancer. His daughter, Erin Boyle Dempsey, is an organizer of the event.
“It seems like there’s a lot of people and a lot of big teams, and I love that,” Boyle Dempsey said. “At the same time, I don’t love it because it means a lot of people have brain cancer, but at least they’re all together and we’re all supporting one another.”
Boyle died of brain cancer 2 1/2 years ago. His death inspirited Boyle Dempsey to bring Head for the Cure to the Alamo City.
Team Boyle was well-represented Saturday. Many of KSAT’s current employees laced up for the cause. Reporter Stephanie Serna, news director Bernice Kearney and reporter Katina Webber, who lost her brother to brain cancer two years ago, attended the event.
“It’s kind of bittersweet because it brings up all the memories of why we’re out here. It’s fantastic to see so many people out here supporting it too,” Webber said.
Cecilia McGaw said her brother’s illness powerfully transformed him before his death.
“He just became the most encouraging, the most faithful, the most loving, the most compassionate, the most gentle, after the disease,” McGaw said.
The attendees’ hope was to be another step closer to a cure for brain cancer.
So far $55,000 had been raised for the cause. The goal is $85,000. To donate, visithttp://www.headforthecure.org/san-antonio
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