Head for the Cure 5K Metro KC

August 24, 2014 - 8:00 am
Corporate Woods
Overland Park, KS

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It all started with a memorial run to honor Chris Anthony that attracted several hundred people and raised a few thousand dollars in the fall of 2003.

Ten years later, Head for the Cure 5K – Metro KC has evolved into one of the largest 5K events in the Kansas City area and marks an extraordinary day where hundreds of others diagnosed with brain cancer are honored and celebrated by their friends and families.

The 11th Annual Head for the Cure 5K – Metro KC again had a record-setting event with over 5,000 participants, volunteers and sponsors coming together to raise more than $400,000 for brain cancer research. Proceeds from Head for the Cure 5K – Metro KC support the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC) and Solace House.


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Keeping the Faith Awards

Award Recipient

Brooke Pinson

My name is Allison Burwell and I am nominating a person who I am lucky enough to call a friend,...Brooke'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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