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Thank You, Cleveland 2016!


On behalf of everyone at the Head for the Cure Foundation, thank you for helping make the inaugural Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk – Cleveland a truly successful first year!

It was a perfect fall morning in Cleveland for our signature Head for the Cure 5K, and an unforgettable celebration of hope and optimism for the brain cancer community — including patients, their families, friends and other supporters!

With your help, we welcomed more than 300 runners, walkers, volunteers, donors, sponsors and well wishers — most participating with one of the 19 Head for the Cure teams supporting a loved one affected by brain cancer.

Thank you to all of our incredible volunteers.  Your efforts throughout planning, and especially on event day, resulted in an extraordinarily successful Head for the Cure 5k event.  Thanks, in particular, to Dr. David Peereboom, Theresa Naska, and Kathy Nicholson for their support.  We also want to send along our special appreciation to the teams from the Cleveland Clinic. 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! 

A note from Dr. Peereboom

“Dear Friends,

I want to thank all of you who participated in the Head for the Cure/Cleveland Clinic BBTC 5k run/walk on Sunday. It was a great success, and it generated a lot of energy for the advancement of research for patients with brain tumors. We raised over $24,000 and had almost 300 participants. This was an excellent start for our first event. In addition, I believe the event was definitely meaningful, certainly for the patients, their loved ones, and caregivers. For those of us who work in the brain tumor field in any capacity, this event was a great encouragement!

Thank you all so much for your part in making this event a success!

Best wishes,



What’s more, and while we are still counting, our inaugural Cleveland event has grossed over $24,000! These results are very exciting – and we appreciate your help so much – help us reach our goal of $25,000!  The need is so great, that our work doesn’t stop with the conclusion of each Head for the Cure event.  Please feel free to donate an additional gift here. 

Keeping the Faith Honorees: We were so honored to recognize 3 extraordinary people – as Keeping the Faith honorees.  Read 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.  As we noted on race day, our course was slightly short of the 5k, so the times were particularly fast on Saturday.   A special HFTC congratulations to our overall 5k winners: 

  • Overall male: Clay Burnett
  • Overall female: Lisa Burnett
  • Master’s male: Andrew Burke
  • Master’s female: Tina Resser

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 
    – March on for Hope – 32
  • Top Team Fundraiser
    – Team Nicholson – $3,360
  • Top Individual Fundraiser 
    – Kathy Nicholson – $1,050

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! Find event photos HERE!

Special thank you to our sponsors! 


Donations, of course, continue to be welcomed.  We will keep the Head for the Cure Cleveland donation page open through December.  So, please invite your friends and family to support this great cause and help us raise even more to help fund brain cancer research.  
Funds raised from Head for the Cure – Cleveland are directed to the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC) and Cleveland Clinic.
Again, thank you for your participation and support of our inaugural Head for the Cure 5K – Cleveland. 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 year at our 2nd annual event!


The Head for the Cure Foundation