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Pete’s Pride – Igniting Hope within Detroit’s 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 5K – Detroit 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! Melanie, from Pete’s Pride, participates and share’s her husbands’ story about his fight with brain cancer. She is working to bring together not only families and friends, but the entire Detroit brain tumor community to help ignite hope for brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers, and other supporters!

Meet Team Pete’s Pride!

“I participate because I lost my husband, Pete, to an aggressive glioblastoma in January of 2018. He died just 6 weeks after his initial diagnosis with a brain tumor. He underwent 3 surgeries and numerous complications. He barely made it a week through rehab and was paralyzed on his right side. He was not able to recover enough to receive oncology treatment. In a very short period of time our lives were turned upside down. The work that HFTC does is so important to the advancement of treatment and support to the affected and their families. Brain Cancer is different than other cancers and more insidious in some cases. There is no screening for such tumors/cancer until the affected person is presenting symptoms and the disease has often advanced.” – Melanie


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 5K – Detroit taking place on Sunday, October 4th! Even though we aren’t physically together now, we can still show those battling a brain tumor that NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE!