Head for the Cure 5K Des Moines

May 18, 2014 - 8:00 am
The Capitol

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HFTC Des Moines

Proceeds from the Head for the Cure 5K - Des Moines benefit the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC) through the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Race News

2014 Des Moines Race Results!
May 19, 2014

Race results from the first Head for the Cure 5K - Des Moines are available here.

Amazing Des Moines Story!
May 16, 2014

Single Father Runs for Love after Wife's Cancer Death  DES MOINES, Iowa — Nate Yoho hates...

Great Des Moines News Story!
Apr 30, 2014

Iowans Band Together to Battle Brain Cancer  Click here to watch the video.

Keeping the Faith Awards

Award Recipient

Jennifer Rudd

My best friend Jen is 31, and was diagnosed with Stage IV Glioblastoma Multiforme in February 2013...Jennifer's story

Sharing the personal stories of those in the midst of their fight is an important part of the awards ceremony. While we recognize the athletic accomplishments of our top runners, we also spend time presenting Keeping the Faith awards to the special people for whom Head for the Cure exists.

The struggles and triumphs of our Keeping the Faith award recipients are even more poignant when shared with everyone race day as we pay tribute to what they have survived and what lies ahead for them.

At each 5K event, we pay tribute to five extraordinary individuals, selected from the nominations submitted by their loved ones.

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