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Thank You, Houston 2016!


On behalf of everyone at the Head for the Cure Foundation, thank you for helping make the 4th annual Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk – Houston truly the best yet!

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

With your help, we welcomed more than 800 runners, walkers, volunteers, donors, sponsors and well wishers — most participating with one of the 37 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 Kristin Odom, Carrie Anderson, Ginger Vazquez, Tracey Schoettelkotte, Dr. Barbara O’Brien, Dr. Marta Penas-Prado and Dr. John de Groot for their continued and unwavering support.  We also want to send along our special appreciation to the teams from Pappas Restaurants and MD Anderson Cancer Center.  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 4th annual Houston event has grossed over $100,000! These results are very exciting – and we appreciate your help so much – help us raise even more!  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 4 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: Chris Woll
  • Overall female: Amie Smith
  • Master’s male: Bryan Dail
  • Master’s female: Vicki Stephens

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 
    – For Pete’s Sake – 76
  • Top Team Fundraiser
    – For Pete’s Sake – $37,050
  • Top Individual Fundraiser 
    – John Klumpyan – $15,600

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, thanks to Spring Action Photos! To find photos:
Event photos will also be posted on our Facebook page soon! 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 Houston 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 – Houston are directed to the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC) and MD Anderson Cancer Center

Again, thank you for your participation and support of our 4th 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 year at our 5th annual event!


The Head for the Cure Foundation