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Team Headstrong – Igniting Hope Within the San Antonio 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 – San Antonio 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! Michelle, from Team Headstrong, participates for her husband, Michael who is an 11-year brain cancer survivor. This year she is working to bring together not only her family and friends, but the entire San Antonio brain tumor community to help ignite hope for other brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers, and other supporters!

Meet Michelle & Learn How She’s Igniting Hope!

“Team Headstrong has participated in the last 6 years for Head for the Cure in San Antonio! Each year our team grows in size and how many donations we are able to raise. The first year, it was our family of four and we raised a little over $200, this year, our team has 18 members and we have raised almost $1,700. Team Headstrong was created to honor Mike Hartfiel who battled with brain cancer in 2009.  This year marks 11 years that Mike has survived brain cancer!” – Michelle Hartfiel 


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 – San Antonio taking place on Saturday, September 26th! Even though we can’t physically be together, we can still show those battling a brain tumor that NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE!