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Thank you St. Louis 2017!

On behalf of everyone at the Head for the Cure Foundation, thank you for helping make the 5th annual Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk – St. Louis a truly great day!

It was a beautiful morning, albeit a little warm, 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 900 runners, walkers, volunteers, donors, sponsors and well wishers — most participating with one of the 63 Head for the Cure teams supporting a loved one affected by brain cancer.

What’s more, and while we are still counting, our 5th annual St. Louis event has grossed nearly $75,000 of our $95,000 goal! These results are very exciting – and we appreciate your help so much. Help us reach our milestone goal! 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.

Funds raised from Head for the Cure – St. Louis are directed to the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC), and locally to Siteman Cancer Center

KTF STL Nominee pic.jpgKeeping the Faith Honorees:

We were so honored to recognize three extraordinary people, Jeni BirrSteve Sweetin, and Annette DeGreeff, as our Keeping the Faith honorees. 

These inspiring individuals are the essence of Head for the Cure. Thier stories are 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: Matt Dirnbeck
  • Overall female: Aimee Deguire
  • Master’s male: Michael Panicola
  • Master’s female: Laura Sinclair

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 Sarah with 62 participants!  
  • Top Team Fundraiser
    – Team Schaef with $5,600!
  • Top Individual Fundraiser 
    – Steve Sweetin, who raised $2,900!

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


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Special thank you to our sponsors! 

National sponsors: VML, Dasani, Get-Real Leadership, and Novocure. 
Local Sponsors: Siteman Cancer Center, Fitz’s Soda, Walgreen’s, Kaldi’s Coffee, Panera, and Schnucks.

Again, thank you for your participation and support of our 5th 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 6th annual event!


The Head for the Cure Foundation