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Thank you, NC Triangle 2017!

On behalf of everyone at the Head for the Cure Foundation, thank you for helping make the 3rd annual NC Triangle Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk a true success! 

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

With your help, we welcomed more than 250 runners, walkers, volunteers, donors, sponsors and well wishers — most participating with one of the 20 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.  We also want to send along our appreciation to the entire team at the UNC Department of Neurosurgery for their support, especially Dr. Simon Khagi, Peggy Felix, and Casey Alicen Hribar.

What’s more, and while we are still counting, our 3rd annual NC Triangle event has grossed nearly $18,000! These results are very excitingyet the need is so great that our work doesn’t stop with the conclusion of each Head for the Cure event. Help us surpass our goal of $20,000!   Please feel free to donate an additional gift here. 

Keeping the Faith Honorees: We were so honored to recognize 2 extraordinary people as Keeping the Faith honorees. These inspiring people are the essence of Head for the Cure.  Each story is personal and special, and represents why we keep pushing to grow our cause every year in the fight to defeat brain cancer. 

Race Results: 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: David Saratorio
  • Overall female: Kathleen Shell
  • Master’s male: Rich Lawson
  • Master’s female: Ann Lawson

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 
    – UNC Brainiacs – 23
  • Top Team Fundraiser
    – Runnin’ for Rose – $3,129
  • Top Individual Fundraiser 
    – Ann Embry – $500

Survey:  We value your feedback and ask that you take a few minutes to complete this short survey about this years event. 


Donations, of course, continue to be welcomed.  We will keep the Head for the Cure NC Triangle donation page open through June.  So, please invite your friends and family to support this great cause and help us raise even more to help fund brain cancer research.  
A portion of the funds raised from Head for the Cure – NC Triangle are directed to the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC) and the UNC Department of Neurosurgery 

Again, thank you for your participation and support of Head for the Cure 5K – NC Triangle. You are among the thousands of other caring, hard-working and generous individuals, who, together, are helping us defeat brain cancer step by step



The Head for the Cure Foundation