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Thank You Omaha!

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 – Omaha a truly great day!

It was a beautiful, dry 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 500 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.

What’s more, and while we are still counting, our 4th annual Omaha event has grossed nearly $40,000! These results are very exciting – and we appreciate your help so much. Help us continue to drive research! 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.

Funds raised from Head for the Cure -Omaha are directed to the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC), and locally to Leap-for-a-Cure. 

Colleen KenneyKeeping the Faith Honoree:

We were so honored to recognize Colleen Kenney, as our Keeping the Faith honoree. 

Collen is the essence of Head for the Cure. Her 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: Jared Loudy
  • Overall female: Kiera Grove
  • 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 1607 Oak st., 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 
    – Team Michael Phillips with 60 participants!  
  • Top Team Fundraiser
    – Just for Jason with $5,816!
  • Top Individual Fundraiser 
    – Diana Kinney, who raised $2,100!

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

Event photos:  Photos are posted on our Facebook page


Omaha Sponsor Banner 2017

Special thank you to our sponsors! 

National sponsors: VML, Dasani, Get-Real Leadership, and Novocure. 
Local Sponsors: Leap-for-a-Cure, Methodist Hospital Foundation, Nebraska Cancer Specialists, Real Radiology, GNC, White Castle Roofing, with the Mendlick and Townley Families. 

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


The Head for the Cure Foundation