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Advocacy & Awareness

Advocacy and awareness are vital in the fight against brain tumors. Head for the Cure makes a real impact through storytelling, advocating for community initiatives, and education. We strive to improve the lives of those affected by brain tumors.

Our impact reaches communities nationwide. We achieve this through fundraising, grants, Ambassador support, and by honoring patients and caregivers while encouraging fundraising efforts.

Become An Advocate

From testifying on behalf of patients to the Medicare board to attending Head to the Hill to supporting House Bill 230 in Ohio, Head for the Cure works to better the quality and access of care for patients.  Head for the Cure also endorsed the resolution to create a Glioblastoma Awareness Day passed by the Senate.  If you have an initiative you’d like to speak to us about supporting, please email

Brain Tumor Awareness Month

We work year-round to build awareness, raise funds, and ignite hope for the entire brain tumor community across the country. During this month, these efforts go into overdrive! Each year, we focus on new initiatives with updates on new research efforts, programs to support the community, and personal stories to unite the community.

How Can You Go Gray?

  • Join One of Our 5K Events. Join one of our signature Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walks and help us build awareness, raise funds, and ignite hope and joy!
  • Share Your Story. Brain tumors are elusive and unfamiliar compared to other forms of cancer. It impacts real people, and we all need to raise our voices to build awareness.
  • Like, Comment, Share on Social Media: We will be sharing stories and initiatives across social media, and we need your help spreading the word.
  • Start Your Fundraiser. Whether a Facebook or Instagram fundraiser, a night out at your favorite bar or restaurant, a neighborhood walk or other ideas, you can raise funds in a safe way to support your team goals.

Glioblastoma Awareness Day

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) advocated for the bipartisan Senate Resolution 245, designating July 17, 2019, as the first “Glioblastoma Awareness Day.” Introduced by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), with the support of co-sponsors Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Ed Markey (D-MA), S.Res. 245 will raise public awareness for glioblastoma (GBM), the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer, and leverage support for research, treatment development, patients, and their families. Head for the Cure Foundation and dozens of other brain tumor organizations were excited to endorse this resolution.