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Thank You, Kansas City!

Head for the Cure Supporter, 

On behalf of the Head for the Cure Foundation Board of Directors, the HFTC staff, volunteers, sponsors, donors and the brain cancer population who inspire us every day, thank you for helping make the 14th annual  Metro KC Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk a truly great day!

It was a beautiful summer 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!

We welcomed more than 5000 runners, walkers, volunteers, donors, sponsors and well wishers — most participating with one of the 209 Head for the Cure teams supporting a loved one affected by brain cancer, or participating in memory of a loved one. 

A special thank you to our partner, the University of Kansas Cancer Center, for their unwavering support. And, of course, thank you to all participants, donors, supporters and volunteers.  Without you, Head for the Cure would not exist and continue to grow. We are so appreciative of each and every one of you! 

What’s more, and while we are still counting, our 14th annual Metro KC event has exceeded $475,000 raised! These results are very exciting – and we appreciate your help so much. Help us reach our milestone goal of $500,000!  We only need $25,000 to get here! 

Keeping the Faith Honorees: We were so honored to recognize six extraordinary people – Myron Blackwell, Parker Monhollon, Olivia Patzke, Mackenna Berg, Tara Beller, and Rhonda Defreece as Keeping the Faith honorees. View 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.  A special HFTC congratulations to our overall 5k winners: 

  • Overall male: Rick Garey
  • Overall female: Julie McCowen
  • Master’s male: Matt Stegman
  • Master’s female: Cindy Blakeley-Cameron 

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 Little Owl with over 300 participants!  
  • Top Team Fundraiser
    – Team Kris Campbell with over $25,000!
  • Top Individual Fundraiser 
    – Jill Murphy, who raised $2,820!

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. Check out thealbum now, it will be posted on our facebook page soon!  


Special thank you to our sponsors! 

National sponsors: VML, Drink Up, Novocure, and Get-Real Leadership.

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Donations, continue to be accepted.  The Head for the Cure Metro KC donation page will remain open for another 60 days.  Please invite your friends and family to support this great cause and help us reach, and even exceed, our goal of $500,000 to help fund brain cancer research.  

From the funds raised from Head for the Cure – Metro KC are directed to the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC), and locally to The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Head for the Cure is also proud to grant funds from our Kansas City event to the Children’s Brain Tumor Research Fund and Solace House.

Again, thank you for your participation and support of our 14th annual Head for the Cure 5K – Metro KC. You are among the thousands of 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 15th annual event!
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Head for the Cure is proud to partner with Natalie’s A.R.T. Foundation, we encourage you to sign up for their 5K event this Saturday, September 3rd, to continue the fight against DIPG brain turmors. 


The Head for the Cure Foundation