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Team Doug – Igniting Hope Within the Houston 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 8th Annual Head for the Cure 5K – Houston 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! Alicyn, from Team Doug, participates in honor of her uncle. This year she is working to bring together not only her family and friends, but the entire Houston brain tumor community to help ignite hope for other brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers, and other supporters!

Meet Alicyn & Learn How She’s Igniting Hope!

“We started Team Doug last year to show our support and solidarity with my Uncle Doug, who has been battling brain cancer since last May.  My Aunt got it all started and worked tirelessly on fundraising efforts, while I took over as Team Captain.  My husband lost his mother to brain cancer several years ago, so this cause is dear to my heart for a few reasons.  Although we entered our team into the Head for the Cure race late last year, we exceeded our fundraising goals and became one of the top fundraising teams!  This is all thanks to my Aunt and her amazing fundraising skills.  We are hopeful to do the same this year in an effort to help Head for the Cure fund research and treatments for brain cancer. Doug is truly inspiring – he has been strong, positive, confident, and courageous since his diagnosis.  He has responded to treatment better than any of his physicians could have predicted, and is determined to live his life to the very fullest each and every day.  We are all in awe of Doug and we look forward to walking this year to show him how much we support and love him!” – Alicyn G.


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 8th Annual Head for the Cure 5K – Houston taking place on Saturday, October 10th! Even though we can’t physically be together, we can still show those battling a brain tumor that NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE!