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Thank You Wichita!

On behalf of everyone at the Head for the Cure Foundation, thank you for helping make the 6th annual Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk – Wichita a truly great day!

It was a beautiful 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 350 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 who came out to support our cause and assist in making our 6th annual event a success. 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 6th annual Wichita event has grossed nearly $18,000! These results are very exciting – and we appreciate your help so much – we are 90% of the way to our overall goal! Help us reach our milestone goal!

Keeping the Faith Honorees: We were so honored to recognize two extraordinary people, Greg Walker and Craig Lehman, 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.    

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: Conner Drendel
  • Overall female: Cassandra Drendel
  • Master’s male: Jason Miller
  • Master’s female: Heather Berner

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 Craig with 24 participants!  
  • Top Team Fundraiser
    – Catherine’s Team with $2,722!
  • Top Individual Fundraiser 
    – Clay Heidel, who raised $1,962!

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, with more to come shortly!  

Special thank you to our sponsors! 

National sponsors: VML, Dasani, Get-Real Leadership, and Novocure. 
Local Sponsors: L&M Auto Repair, Perfect Party Pix, Dillons, Freddy’s, Starbucks, and White Glove Hauling

Donations, of course, continue to be welcomed.  We will keep the Head for the Cure Wichita 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 $20,000 to help fund brain cancer research.  
Funds raised from Head for the Cure – Wichita are directed to the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC), and locally to the Dragon Master Foundation

Again, thank you for your participation and support of our 6th annual Head for the Cure 5K – Wichita. 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 7th annual event!


The Head for the Cure Foundation