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TeamCasey – Igniting Hope Within the Omaha 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 – Omaha 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! Teresa, from TeamCasey, participates and share’s her son’s story about his fight with brain cancer. She is working to bring together not only families and friends, but the entire Omaha brain tumor community to help ignite hope for brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers, and other supporters!

Meet Teresa & Learn How She Is Igniting Hope!

“My name is Teresa Schakat, this is a picture of My son Casey, my grandson Harrison, and I, after Casey completed his radiation therapy. Casey was diagnosed with GBM June 13, 2017. The following summer My family and I participated in Head for the Cure.  Casey was in the hospital at the time but he received the Keeping the Faith award. Casey lost his battle on October 18, 2018.  I made a promise to Casey that I would continue to tell his story and continue the fight against brain cancer.  Because of my son and his bravery, I have decided to make a change and I am going to Methodist College of Nursing in August. It’s my turn to give back and help others. I am deeply grateful to all of those who cared for my son.  Head for the Cure is something that I will always be a part of and encourage others to do, we need a cure.”


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 – Omaha taking place on Saturday, August 1st! Even though we aren’t physically together now, we can still show those battling a brain tumor that NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE!