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Thank you, St. Louis!


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 – St. Louis a truly great day!

It was a beautiful (and hot) 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 1250 runners, walkers, volunteers, donors, sponsors and well wishers — most participating with one of the 64 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 Dr. Chicoine, Mueriel Carp, Tracy Zotta, Alison Kinnard, Beaven Family, Steve McQuade, and Stacie Kneip 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 4th annual St. Louis event has grossed over $91,500! These results are very exciting – and we appreciate your help so much – and have us close to our overall goal of $95,000.  Help us reach our milestone goal!

Keeping the Faith Honorees: We were so honored to recognize 2 extraordinary people Julie Mann and Mark Niemann – 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: Matt Dirnbeck
  • Overall female: Angela Conlon
  • Master’s male: Michael Chicoine
  • Master’s female: Kristie Wells

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 
    – Head Cases – 128 teammates
  • Top Team Fundraiser
    – Head Cases – $10,163
  • Top Individual Fundraiser 
    – Steve Sweetin – $2,390

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 Amy Noelker, check her out at!  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 St. Louis 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 $95,000 to help fund brain cancer research.  

Funds raised from Head for the Cure – St. Louis are directed to the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC) and Siteman Cancer Center
Again, thank you for your participation and support of our 4th annual Head for the Cure 5K – St. Louis. 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