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Thank you, Des Moines 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 – Des Moines a truly great day!

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!

With your help, we welcomed more than 360 runners, walkers, volunteers, donors, sponsors and well wishers — most participating with one of the 15 Head for the Cure teams supporting a loved one affected by brain cancer.

What’s more, and while we are still counting, our 3rd annual Des Moines event has grossed nearly $31,000! 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 three extraordinary people – David GlascockMatt McCullough, and Ann Stark 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.    

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: Kurt Peters
  • Overall female: Terry Kruse 
  • Master’s male: Allen Trenkle
  • Master’s female: Jeanenne Glascock

If your shoe chip made it home with you, please mail it back to HFTC at 2020 Baltimore Ave. Ste. 201, Kansas City, MO 64108. 

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 Courage with 43 participants!  
  • Top Team Fundraiser
    – LFTW with over $8,300!
  • Top Individual Fundraiser 
    – Melissa Serano, who raised $825!
Event photos:  We captured some great photos throughout the morning, thanks to Stephanie Nail Photography!  Photos are posted on our Facebook page!  
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: Holmes Murphy, UnityPoint Health John Stoddard Cancer Center and Trader Joe’s. 

Donations, of course, continue to be welcomed.  We will keep the Head for the Cure Mid-Missouri donation page open for another 60 days.  So, please invite your friends and family to support this great cause and help us reach our new goal of $30,000 to help fund brain cancer research.  
Funds raised from Head for the Cure – Des Moines are directed to the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC), and locally to UnityPoint Health John Stoddard Cancer Center and Miracle Travel Works.

Again, thank you for your participation and support of our 3rd annual Head for the Cure 5K – DesMoines. 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 4th annual event!



The Head for the Cure Foundation