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Thank you, Houston 2015!

Dear Head for the Cure Supporter, 

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 – Houston the best yet!

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

We welcomed a turnout of nearly 550 runners, walkers, volunteers, donors, sponsors and well wishers — most participating with one of the 41 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 Houston event has grossed over $77,000This is a new record for our Houston event, but let’s not stop here!  We are in range of reaching $85,000.   Help us reach our milestone goal!

The pavilion at Pearland Town Center was filled with teams, a new & improved Kids’ Zone and live music! Special thanks to students from Post Oak High School for leading the Kids’ Zone and Bruce Courtney 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: Michael Zin
  • Overall female: Rose Asimakis
  • Master’s male: Jorge Mercado
  • Master’s female: Karen Parenica

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 MD Anderson – with over 43 teammates
  • Top Team Fundraiser
    – Team Tracey – raised over $10,560
  • Top Individual Fundraiser 
    – Tracey Schoettelkotte – raised over $5,740 

Event photos:  We captured some great photos throughout the morning!  Photos are posted on our Facebook page! Special thanks to Spring Action Photos and MD Anderson for capturing the morning. 
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, Novocure and Colgate. Also, to our local sponsors: Pappas Restaurants, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Genentech, The Boston Consulting Group, Buffalo Flange, Elan Med Center, Kendra Scott, Kroger, Spring Action Photography, Sprouts, Starbucks, and Wild Pear Running. 

Donations, of course, continue to be welcomed.  We will keep the Head for the Cure Houston 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 $85,000 to help fund brain cancer research.  
Funds raised from Head for the Cure – Houston are directed to the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC), and, locally, to MD Anderson Cancer Center

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


The Head for the Cure Foundation

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