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Thank you, Chicago!

Dear friends of Head for the Cure, 

On behalf of all of us at the Head for the Cure Foundation, thank you for helping make the 2nd annual Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk – Chicago such a successful and inspiring event. 

We welcomed a turnout of over 400 runners, walkers, volunteers, donors, sponsors and well wishers — most participating with one of the 27 Head for the Cure teams supporting a loved one whose life has been impacted by brain cancer.

What’s more, and while we are still counting, our 2nd Annual Head for the Cure – Chicago event raised over $60,000, but let’s not stop here.  We are SO CLOSE TO $70,000!!  Help us reach our milestone goal!

Keeping the Faith Honorees:  One extraordinary person was recognized as Keeping the Faith honoree.  This inspiring person is the essence of Head for the Cure. Each Keeping the Faith 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 her amazing story, and you will clearly understand why they each represent the essence of Head for the Cure!  

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: 

5K Overall Winners:

  • Overall male:  Daniel Riley
  • Overall female: Stephanie Ihnow
  • Master’s male: Scott Pomerich
  • Master’s female: Melinda Poulton

HFTC Awards:  Congratulations to our Head for the Cure award recipients! We want to thank our Largest Team, Top Team Fundraiser, and Top Individual Fundraisers! Thank you all so much for your commitment and dedication to this great cause!

  • Our Largest Team 
    Team Joggin’ for the Noggin’ with over 25 participants! 
  • Top Team Fundraiser 
            Team Still Drummin’, who raised over $11,000!
  • Top Individual Fundraiser: 
            Ronnie Stillman – raised over $5,000 

Donations, of course, continue to be welcome.  We will keep the Head for the Cure Chicago donation page open for another 60 days.  So, please invite your friends and family to support this great cause and help us surpass our goal of $70,000 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 University Medical Center, and Northwestern Medicine

Event Photos:  Our photographers captured some great photos throughout the morning. You will find them posted on the Head for the Cure Facebook page! Be sure to check them out!   

Survey:  Tell us what you thought about the event in this short surveyYour feedback is important!

Sponsors:  A special thank you to our national sponsors, VML, Drink Up, Novocure and Colgate-Palmolive, and supporting sponsor, Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute. 

Once again, THANK YOU for your participation and support of our 2nd 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 Head for the Cure – Chicago!


The Head for the Cure Foundation

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