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Thank you, Chicago 2016


On behalf of everyone at the Head for the Cure Foundation, thank you for helping make the 3rd annual Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk – Chicago a truly great day!

It was a beautiful summer 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!

With your help, we welcomed more than 350 runners, walkers, volunteers, donors, sponsors and well wishers — most participating with one of the 20 Head for the Cure teams supporting a loved one affected by brain cancer.

Thank you to all of our incredible volunteers who came out to support our cause and assist in making our 3rd annual event a success. A special thank you to our hospitals, Rush, Northshore and Northwestern for their continued and unwavering support. Our events would not go on without the help of our volunteers and participants. We are so appreciative of each and every one of you! 

What’s more, and while we are still counting, our 3rd annual Chicago event has grossed nearly $51,000! These results are very exciting – and we appreciate your help so much – and have us to close to our overall goal.  Help us reach our milestone goal!  

Keeping the Faith Honorees: We were so honored to recognize four extraordinary people – Doug Brown, Laurie Riley, Jerjuan Davis and Ashley Lyles as Keeping the Faith honorees. View their stories HERE. 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.    

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: Yohan Shane Auguste
  • Overall female: Evance Stalley 
  • Master’s male: Rich Martin
  • Master’s female: Evance Stalley

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 
    – Team Kris Campbell with 25 participants!  
  • Top Team Fundraiser
    – Still Drummin’ with over $8,800!
  • Top Individual Fundraiser 
    – Stacy Stillman, who raised $5,000!

Survey:  We value your feedback and ask that you take a few minutes to complete this short survey about this years event. 

Event photos:  We captured some great photos throughout the morning, posted on our Facebook page!  

Special thank you to our sponsors! 

National sponsors: VML, Drink Up, Novocure, and Get Real Leadership. 

Local sponsor: Abbvie 

Donations, of course, continue to be welcomed.  We will keep the Head for the Cure NC Triangle donation page open for another 60 days.  So, please invite your friends and family to support this great cause and help us go even further past our goal of $60,000 to help fund brain cancer research.  

Funds raised from Head for the Cure – Chicago are directed to the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC), and locally to Rush, Northwestern and Northshore hospitals. 
Again, thank you for your participation and support of our 3rd annual Head for the Cure 5K – Chicago. 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 summer at our 3rd annual event!


The Head for the Cure Foundation