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Share your #UNSELFIE for GBM Awareness Day!

Jul 15, 2019

Share your #UNSELFIE for Glioblastoma Awareness Day! Unselfie Instructions: 1. Download and print out our #UNSELFIE template 2. State who you are honoring or why you are Taking a Shot Back to Defeat GBM in the empty space in the template 3. Take a shot of yourself holding up your sign (i.e. selfie) 4. Post your photo to social media tagging Head for the Cure (@Headforthecure on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram), and using the hashtags #DefeatGBM #GBMDay 5. Share and like others’ posts ...

GBM Awareness Day is July 17th!

Jul 12, 2019

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) advocated for the bipartisan Senate Resolution 245, designating July 17, 2019, as “Glioblastoma Awareness Day.” Introduced on May 16 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....

Meet Dr. Shafqat Shah- Physician Spotlight San Antonio

Jul 11, 2019

Head for the Cure exists to inspire hope within the brain cancer community while performing to increase vital clinical research and programs. We are excited to partner with University Health System for our 6th Annual Head for the Cure 5K- San Antonio run/walk and they greatly contribute to our mission. We would like to shine a light on one of those wonderful individuals at UHS and get to know them a little better. Meet Dr. Shafqat Shah and learn more about what she does!  imageedit_20_7314287386.png "Hello! My name is Dr. Shafqat Shah and I am a Board...

Glioblastoma Awareness Day

Jul 08, 2019

The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) has announced that July 17th will now be recognized as Glioblastoma Awareness Day across the country. With the support of Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) as a sponsor and 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 was approved and passed by the full United States Senate. Read the statement from NBTS Chief Executive Officer, David F. Arons, JD Follow Head for the Cure on social media to learn how you can be a part of this...

Team Spotlight - Team Rokhed

Jun 26, 2019

Each year, teams participate in our annual Head for the Cure 5K - Omaha.  Team Rokhed celebrates the life of Mike Thiessen, who passed away in July 2018. By participating in this event, you are helping to support brain tumor research and programs at Leap-for-a-Cure and the Fred Pamela Buffet Cancer Center.  Learn more about Team Rokhed! Team Spotlight (1).png My family and I are racing for my father, Mike Thiessen, who passed away July 13th 2018 from a glioblastoma,  we found he was was sick on June 12th, 2018. My dad was one of the strongest and kindest...

Team Spotlight - Dorothy's Sunshine Gang

Jun 26, 2019

Each year, teams participate in honor of a loved one who has fought or who is fighting a brain tumor at the Head for the Cure Brain Cancer Awareness 5K.  Dorothy Pollack was a loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother who inspired her family to carry the torch in her name each year to support the brain cancer community.  By participating in this event, you are helping to support brain tumor research and programs at the Brain Cancer Awareness 5K and Hillman Cancer Center.  Learn more about her story. Team Spotlight - Dorothy.png See the beautiful...

Learn More About Houston Beneficiary, MD Anderson!

Jun 18, 2019

We are excited to have MD Anderson Brain and Spine Center as our beneficiary again for our 7th Annual Head for the Cure 5K- Houston on October 12th! Learn more about the institute, clinic, and their current clinical trials! Don't forget you can register or donate today at headforthecure.org/houston. Houston benficiary.png About MD AndersonThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world's most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It is located in central Houston in the Texas...

Team Spotlight - Team DAC

Jun 16, 2019

Each year, teams participate in honor of a loved one who has fought or who is fighting a brain tumor at the Head for the Cure Brain Cancer Awareness 5K.  Team DAC started as a tribute to the late David Alan Charnock (DAC) who passed away in October 2012 at the age of 62 after a courageous two-year battle with brain cancer. By participating in this event, you are helping to support brain tumor research and programs at the Brain Cancer Awareness 5K and Hillman Cancer Center.  Learn more about Team DAC. Team Spotlight - Team DAC.png To say that Dave was an...

Advocacy Alert

Jun 13, 2019

Advocating for brain tumor patients and caregivers is crucial in our work at the Head for the Cure Foundation to defeat brain cancer! That’s why we are asking you to join Head for the Cure, and the broader brain tumor community, to provide your opinions on an extremely important matter.  Please take the time to read the notice below, regarding important information about Medicare coverage for specific brain cancer therapy. Overview: Optune: This is an FDA approved treatment for Glioblastoma which is also recommended as Level 1 – the highest level – by the NCCN guidelines as one...

Medicare Regulations for Optune Sample Letter

Jun 12, 2019

Tips - We want to fight all of the restrictions, but we do not want all of the emails to be the same.  Write from the heart but be polite. Explain how important it is to you that Medicare covers this treatment without the proposed restrictions and share your own experiences.  Pick 1 or 2 of the restrictions to write about.  We have selected a couple to feature below:     Sample To: TTFTLCDComments@cgsadmin.com  Subject:  Comment on Proposed LCD TTFT (DL34823) I am writing as an advocate for the brain tumor community. Insert personal experience with a brain tumor. I applaud your...

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