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Metro KC Team Spotlight- Team Mimi

Jul 18, 2019

Each year, hundreds of teams participate in our annual Head for the Cure 5K - Metro KC.  Team Mimi has participated in honor of Cindy Cole after her courageous battle with brain cancer. By participating in this event, you are helping fund research and programs to support the brain tumor community.  Learn more about Team Mimi! Team Spotlight (2).png Cynthia Rose Cole, 59, went to her eternal reward on February 21, 2010 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Cindy was born on February 24, 1950 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Fred and Lucille Nachbar and...

What Does #GBMDay Mean to Ambassador Molly Marco?

Jul 17, 2019

July 17, is GBM Awareness Day… which happens to fall on my MRI day. Kind of uncanny and #scanxiety engaging, for sure. Why am Iworried, you ask, since I only have an Anaplastic Astrocytoma? Here’s WHY: 1) GBM is a Grade 4 ASTROCYTOMA, 2) Anaplastic Astrocytoma is a Grade 3—and our rogue Astros like to reoccur, and they will reoccur in one of two ways: either as themselves, a Grade 3 again; or they will power up as a Grade 4 (GBM). It will not reoccur “nicer.”  I imagine astrocytes are angrier after you put them through the gauntlet of surgery, radiation, and chemo the first time....

Meet Dr. Michael Salacz- Physician Spotlight Metro KC

Jul 17, 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 The University of Kansas Cancer Center for our 17th Annual Head for the Cure 5K- Metro KC run/walk and they greatly contribute to our mission! We would like to shine a light on one of those wonderful individuals there and get to know them a little better. Meet Dr. Michael Salacz and learn more about what he does!  Dr._Salacz_Spotlight_email.jpg REGISTER | DONATE | SPONSOR |...

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...

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