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Team Brad-Lee is Igniting Hope for the San Francisco 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 Annual Head for the Cure 5K – San Francisco 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! Ashley, from Team Brad-Lee, ignites hope by participating in honor of her father, Brad. 

“My team, Team Brad-Lee, is running for my dad, Brad Heider. He was diagnosed with grade IV Glioblastoma a few days before Thanksgiving at age 59. After surviving brain surgery and a stroke which left him with very limited mobility and eyesight on his left side, he recently completed 6 grueling weeks of radiation and chemotherapy. His most recent MRI shows that new tumors have grown all around the radiation site and he will be exploring TT Fields as the next phase of treatment since he has decided to not pursue additional rounds of chemo. He has lost so much of his independence and the level of isolation has increased with the COVID-19 situation. I do my best to FaceTime with him most days (he lives in Ohio and I’m in California) and try to talk about things other than his illness and what it means for the future.” – Ashley K. 

Each registration and donation for the Annual Head for the Cure 5K – San Francisco ignites hope! The funds raised through this event will support both local and national endeavors of finding a cure for this disease!


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 Annual Head for the Cure 5K – San Francisco taking place on Sunday, September 13th at 9:00 AM! Help us show those battling a brain tumor that NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE!