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Thank you, Mid-Missouri 2016!


On behalf of everyone at the Head for the Cure Foundation, thank you for helping make the 7th annual Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk – Mid-Missouri 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 200 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 7th annual Mid-Missouri event has grossed nearly $14,000! 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 four extraordinary people –Phoenix Bass, Ryan Brookins, Katie Darr, and Louis Hendricks – 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: Justin Hendricks
  • Overall female: Leah Hicks
  • Master’s male: Mark Vellek
  • Master’s female: Alicia Hendricks

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 & Top Team Fundraiser
    – Team Mark – 36 teammates and $1,639 raised!
  • Top Individual Fundraiser 
    – Tina Weaver, who raised $311!
Event photos:  We captured some great photos throughout the morning!  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: Kilgore’s Medical Pharmacy and B&B Bagel Company.

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 goal of $17,000 to help fund brain cancer research.  
Funds raised from Head for the Cure – Mid-Missouri are directed to the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC), and locally to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

Again, thank you for your participation and support of our 7th annual Head for the Cure 5K – Mid-Missouri. 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 8th annual event!


The Head for the Cure Foundation