Head for the Cure supports several research programs through two primary vehicles: First, our scientific partner, the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC), housed within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), receives roughly half of our grant funding. This is used to design and launch multi-center clinical trials within a national network of top cancer centers.
Second, another half of research grants go to brain cancer clinics and advocacy groups nationwide, in cities where we host Head for the Cure 5K events.
In addition to direct funding of research through grants, we operate other programs to support the community. These include our patient navigator Brains for the Cure, our Keeping the Faith program to honor inspiring survivors of brain tumors, and our new Community-powered Fundraising program where we offer coaching and support to people starting their own events and fundraisers.