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Thank you, Omaha 2016


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 – Omaha a great day!

It was truly a perfect 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!

With your help, we welcomed more than 550 runners, walkers, volunteers, donors, sponsors and well wishers — most participating with one of the 26 Head for the Cure teams supporting a loved one affected by brain cancer.

Thank you to all of our incredible volunteers who came out to support our cause. A special thank you to Sue Roberts, RyAnne Hastings, Dee Hanson, Annette Townley, and Matt Mendlick for their continued and unwavering support. 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 3rd annual Omaha event has grossed over $35,300! These results are very exciting – and we appreciate your help so much – help us hit $40,000.  Help us reach our milestone goal!

Keeping the Faith Honorees: We were so honored to recognize 4 extraordinary people Dee HansonJason JensenJeremiah Johnson, and Lorie Olson  – as Keeping the Faith honorees.  Their stories are the essence of Head for the Cure and 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: James Townley
  • Overall female: Rachel Jensen
  • Master’s male: Matt Mendlick
  • Master’s female: Katie Mendlick

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 – 111 
  • Top Team Fundraiser
    – Team Michael Phillips – $3,088 
  • Top Individual Fundraiser 
    – Diana Kinney – $1,075

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 Mark Kresl!  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 Omaha 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 $40,000 to help fund brain cancer research.  
Funds raised from Head for the Cure – Omaha are directed to the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC) and Leap for a Cure
Again, thank you for your participation and support of our 3rd annual Head for the Cure 5K – Omaha. 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 summer at our 4th annual event!


The Head for the Cure Foundation