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Record participation, record fundraising at Columbia event!

In only its second year, Head for the Cure 5K – Columbia more than doubled in size with 322 registered participants and raised more than $10,000 for brain tumor/cancer research!

It was a beautiful morning to run or walk and celebrate the lives and legacies of those afflicted with a brain tumor. Fourteen teams were out in force to honor someone fighting a brain tumor, and their presence was truly inspiring.

Congratulations to the overall winners – Matt Pulle (16:51) and Nancy Taube (20:21) – and everyone who participated. Results are available at the Columbia Track Club site. You can also view and download photos from the event here.

One extraordinary person – Angie Rhoads – was recognized with a Keeping the Faith award. Angie is currently battling a grade 3 oligodendroglioma tumor, but she is faithful in her fight and hopeful for a brighter future for herself and other cancer survivors. It is people like Angie for whom Head for the Cure was created and the reason we keep pushing to grow our cause every year — to raise awareness and raise funds in the fight against brain cancer.

Funds raised by Head for the Cure benefit the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC). Led by the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the BTTC is a network of NCI-accredited medical centers participating in state-of-the-art clinical trials investigating new treatments for malignant brain tumors. We are still accepting online donations for the Columbia event.

Thank you, Columbia, for making the event such a success! See you next year at the third annual Head for the Cure 5K – Columbia!