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Thank you, Central Texas 2016


On behalf of everyone at the Head for the Cure Foundation, thank you for helping make the 4th annual Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk – Central Texas truly the best yet!

It was a beautiful spring morning for our signature Head for the Cure 5K!  And an unforgettable celebration of hope and optimism for brain cancer patients, their families, friends and supporters. 

We welcomed a turnout of nearly 1600 runners, walkers, volunteers, donors, sponsors and well wishers — most participating with one of the 72 Head for the Cure teams supporting a loved one affected by brain cancer.

What’s more, and while we are still counting, our 4th annual Central Texas event has grossed over $170,000. We’ve grown our number of runners by about 20% (THANK YOU!), but we continue to need your help reaching our event goal of $185,000.   Help us reach our milestone goal!

Camp Mabry was filled with the team village, Kids’ Zone, food and live music! Special thanks to KidVenture and Round Rock Express for leading the Kids’ Zone and Treble Soul for playing music throughout the morning! 

Keeping the Faith Honorees: Three extraordinary people were recognized as Keeping the Faith honorees.  These inspiring people are the essence of Head for the Cure.  Each story is personal and special, and they represent why we keep pushing to grow our cause every year in the fight to defeat brain cancer.    Please read their amazing stories.

Results from the race are available HERE, if you would like to check your time, and see how you finished among your age group.  A special HFTC congratulations to our overall 5k winners: 

  • Overall male: Dylan Cox
  • Overall female: Sophie Dale
  • Master’s male: Gordon Alexander
  • Master’s female: Jill Gajkowski

If your shoe chip made it home with you, please mail it back to HFTC at 2020 Baltimore Ave. Ste. 201, Kansas City, MO 64111. 

HFTC AWARDS:  Congratulations to our Head for the Cure team and fundraising award recipients!  Thank you all for your commitment and dedication to Head for the Cure!

  • Largest Team
    – Kim Gigi – with over 110 teammates
  • Top Team Fundraiser
    – Hillary’s 50 Shades of Grey – raised over $22,800
  • Top Individual Fundraiser 
    – Hillary McClure – raised over $11,780 
Event photos:  We captured some great photos throughout the morning!  Photos are posted on our Facebook page! Special thanks to Andrew Wolfe Photography for the amazing photos! 
Survey:  We value your feedback and ask that you take a few minutes to complete this short survey about this years event. 


Special thank you to our sponsors! National sponsors: VML, Drink Up, and Novocure. Local Sponsors: Texas Oncology, Y&R Austin, Round Rock Express, Spiceworks, Foundation Medicine, Austin Radiological Associates, Embree Group, Healthsense, Dell, Prostrakan, KidVenture, Luke’s Locker, Goodpop, Ten Thousand Villages, Kendra Scott, Seedling Communications, Treble Soul, Rebecca Henricks, My Fit Foods, Panera and Starbucks.

Donations, of course, continue to be welcomed.  We will keep the Head for the Cure Central Texas donation page open for another 60 days.  So, please invite your friends and family to support this great cause and help us reach our goal of $185,000 to help fund brain cancer research.  
Funds raised from Head for the Cure – Central Texas are directed to the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC), and, locally, to Texas Oncology Austin Brain Tumor Center.  

Again, thank you for your participation and support of our 4th annual Head for the Cure 5K – Central Texas. You are among the thousands of other caring, hard-working and generous individuals, who, together, are helping us defeat brain cancer step by step.  

We look forward to seeing you next spring at our 5th annual Head for the Cure Central Texas event!


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The Head for the Cure Foundation