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midland, TX

Friday March 22, 2019 1:00am - Monday March 25, 2019 11:30pm

Austin, TX

Friday March 22, 2019 8:00am - Monday March 25, 2019 11:45pm

Midland, TX

Friday March 22, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm


Everyday's A New Story

Mar 21, 2019

By Paul Michele Fairchild Everydays A New Story Candle On June 26, 2017 our lives were changed forever. That day our son Robert Glenn "Bobby" Fairchild was diagnosed with brain cancer, more specifically, glioblastoma (GBM). This type of cancer is extremely hard to treat and often spreads very aggressively. Up until a few days before his diagnosis all was normal without any indication he would soon be battling for his life. Two days after the diagnosis, surgeons removed the tumor and Bobby struggled to survive. He battled for nearly a month before passing,...

Epicuriad Chef Spotlight - Chef Jayson Khademi

Mar 21, 2019

Meet Chef Jayson.png   Jayson and Jaymes Khademi are the owners of saffron Jak stone bread bakery and food truck. They are Arizona’s only traditional Persian flat bread bakery. Jaymes attended Scottsdale culinary Institute and has worked in several Restaurants in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area. Saffron JAK is Jayson’s first foray into the food industry coming from a background in the audio business. Both brothers love food and are excited to be a part of the valley is growing Culinary scene. Jayson Khademi SAFFRON...

Epicuriad Chef Spotlight - Chef Tom Castaneda

Mar 18, 2019

Meet Chef Tom (1).png Quick Fun Facts Born Raised in El Paso, TX Chef around the Valley for 14 years Head Chef for Four Peaks Brewing Co for 10 years Former Chef/ Managing Partner for Sliders on Sunset in Los Angeles, CA Former Executive Chef for Black Mountain Tavern Distillery in Cave Creek, AZ Le Cordon Bleu Graduate 2006   What are your favorites... Favorite Proteins – Ahi Tuna, Steak, Scallops Favorite Cuisine to Eat- Thai Favorite Cuisine to Make- American Comfort with a Twist One my day off I spend time outdoors with my fiancé and 8 month old boy,...

Head for the Cure Has Raised $12 Million in 16 Years!

Mar 13, 2019

Head for the Cure had another incredible year of building awareness, raising funds, and inspiring hope for brain cancer research and programs! Thank you for your support throughout the past year! In 2018, we hosted 19 5Ks and one Bike Ride event, raised almost $2.3 million, and established new programs and fundraising initiatives across the country. With these efforts, we have grossed more than $12 million in funds raised since 2003. Join us as we celebrate our collaborative successes and stories, and recap our largest fundraising year yet by reviewing our 2018 Annual Report. In this...

Beneficiary Spotlight - Phoenix

Mar 06, 2019

Head for the Cure is so honored to partner with the Ivy Brain Tumor Center, a part of the Barrow Neurological Institute, for all of our events in Phoenix.  Check out the Epicuriad on May 4th and the inaugural 5K on November 16th. Enjoy reading more about Barrow and the amazing things they do to provide support for the brain tumor community.   Barrow Neurological Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises awareness and funding to support Barrow Neurological Institute. 100 percent of all donations are invested in compassionate and innovative patient care, community outreach for those...

Epicuriad Chef Spotlight - Chef Brett Vibber

Mar 06, 2019

Meet Chef Brett.png Brett knew at an early age of his gypsy blood and desire to cook. With a bug to travel and an unmatched passion for cuisine and culture the search was on to find the best restaurants and chefs in the country and world. Landing at distinguished restaurants stateside such as Roka Akor and Vintabla and Merulana in Rome and Pizzeria Zeppelin in Spoleto, Italy. As well Brett has lent his expertise to a number of Food and Beverage programs in Panama City, Panama and Los Angeles. Returning to the Valley of the Sun brings him full-circle and...

Epicuriad Chef Spotlight - Chef Fabian Ocampo

Mar 06, 2019

Meet Chef Fabian Ocampo (1).png Fabian Ocampo learned to cook during his childhood in Colombia, when he, his mother, and grandmother often prepared large, communal meals for family, friends, and neighbors. He and his wife, Julie Ocampo, now operate Que Sazon with that same food-and-family ethos and those same flavors: generous amounts of cumin, a variety of meats and sausages, and herbaceous chimichurri on everything. The truck has been operating in the Maricopa area since 2017 but this is not the Ocampos’ first food truck rodeo. Que Sazon had been serving...

Central Texas- Meet Team #KickingCancerOutOfTowne

Feb 26, 2019

Our 7th annual Head for the Cure 5K - Central Texas is almost a month away! We could not be more thrilled to see the city of Austin and the Central Texas area rally together to raise funds, awareness, and hope for the Central Texas brain tumor community. One of the teams supporting again this year is Team #KickingCancerOutOfTowne in honor of Laura Towne. imageedit_21_4102462969.png When asked Laura what Head for the Cure means to her, she told her story and how living with a brain tumor and Head for the Cure has impacted her life in many ways.  "Head for...

Central Texas- Meet Team Hillary's 50 Shades of Grey

Feb 26, 2019

Our 7th annual Head for the Cure 5K - Central Texas is almost a month away! We could not be more thrilled to see the city of Austin and the Central Texas area rally together to raise funds, awareness, and hope for the Central Texas brain tumor community. One of the teams supporting again this year is Team Hillary's 50 Shades of Grey in honor of Hillary McClure. imageedit_26_3148612756.png As we are celebrating our 7th year in Central Texas, Hillary is starting her 4th year strong with her team "Hillary's 50 Shades of Grey." It also marks her 5 year...

Beer for Brains Foundation Joins Head for the Cure - New Fundraising Initiatives to Support Brain Cancer Research

Feb 07, 2019

For 17 years, Head for the Cure Foundation has been a driving force in creating grassroots action for the public to support the brain cancer community and scientific research. Since 2010, Beer for Brains Foundation has been raising funds through unique large-scale craft beer fundraising events for brain tumor research.  Beer for Brains is now bringing its community events and fundraising into Head for the Cure as an additional program to raise awareness, funds and hope for the brain tumor community. The Beer for Brains Foundation and its founder, Louis Dolgoff, will lead the event...

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