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Thursday June 27, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Friday June 28, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Sunday June 30, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm

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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 Octber 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...

Team Spotlight - Team Polacheck

Jun 10, 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.  Jim and Terri have been committed members of the BCA 5K team since we started in 2014. Jim has been battling Glioblastoma for the past 5 years. 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 their updated story. Team Spotlight - Team Polacheck.png As of most of you know, my husband...

Omaha Team Spotlight - Three Little Birds

Jun 05, 2019

Each year, teams participate in our annual Head for the Cure 5K - Omaha.  Three Little Birds celebrates the life of Kevin Duling, who lost his battle with a GBM.  An avid runner and Bob Marley fan, Kevin's daughter and supporters continue to fight this battle in his memory to help raise funds, awareness and hope for the brain tumor community. 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 Three Little Birds! Omaha Spotlight - 3 little birds.png ...

Omaha Team Spotlight - #TeamWardo

Jun 05, 2019

Each year, teams participate in our annual Head for the Cure 5K - Omaha.  #TeamWardo honors the life of Cody "Wardo" Warden who was someone who told it like it was, no matter who he was.  Even throughout his dianosis, he still remained true to his friends and was an inspiration for others around him.  Wardo's friends and supporters continue to fight this battle in his memory to help raise funds, awareness and hope for the brain tumor community. 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...

North Texas Team Spotlight - Team BigOsc

Jun 04, 2019

For the past 9 years, more than 80 teams continue to participate in our annual Head for the Cure 5K - North Texas.  Team BigOsc supports Oscar Loera Jr. in his journey with a Grade 3 Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma and celebrates his 10 YEAR survivorship! Oscar continues to defeat the odds with his determination and spirit! By donating to this event, you are helping fund research and programs to support the brain tumor community.  Learn more about Team BigOsc! Team Spotlight.png As we celebrated our 9th year in North Texas on May 4th, Oscar celebrated is...

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