• defeating brain cancer step by step!

  • raising funds, awareness and hope

Find an HFTC 5K Run or
Event Near You!


By donating to Head for the Cure, you are helping us defeat brain cancer step by step!


Upcoming 5K Runs

Upcoming Events

Lakewood , OH

Saturday December 22, 2018 7:30pm - 11:30pm

Frisco, TX

Tuesday January 15, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Austin, TX

Thursday January 17, 2019 5:00pm - 10:00pm


2018 Sponsorship Information

Nov 27, 2017

Sponsorships are a vital component to any successful fundraising event. It is a partnership opportunity that both benefits your brand and supports the fight against brain cancer. If you or your company would like to find out more details about being involved in the February 17, 2018 event, please refer to our sponsorship guide!   2018 Charleston Sponsorship Packet.pdf ...

Annual Giving FAQs

Nov 17, 2017

What is #GivingTuesday?#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday will be held on November 28, 2017. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world....

2017 Race Results

Sep 16, 2017

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the fight against brain cancer at the 4th Annual HFTC 5K - Detroit!  It was a beautiful morning for a run or walk along the Detroit Riverfront. To see race times and age-group placement, click HERE ...

KSAT Anchor Steve Spriester to Emcee HFTC San Antonio!

Sep 15, 2017

We are excited to announce that KSAT's anchor, Steve Spriester, will be the emcee at the 4th annual Head for the Cure 5K - San Antonio on Saturday, September 23rd.   Steve has been at KSAT since 1995. His stories and his newscasts have been award winning and have led the ratings consistently.  From his series of reports that led to the San Antonio medical community setting up stroke centers, to the special report on San Antonio's lack of services for the homeless that led to the creation of the innovative Haven for Hope campus, his reports have sparked change. Along with Steve, look...

2017 Detroit Pre Event Infomation

Sep 12, 2017

It's event week! We are looking forward to seeing you at the 4th annual Head for the Cure 5K - Detroit event this Saturday, September 16th at the Rivard Plaza on the Detroit Riverfront.  Friday Packet Pickup:    Date: Friday, September 15thTime: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where: RUNdetroit (441 W Canfield St #5, Detroit, MI 48201) See Parking Map HERE *SATURDAY LATE PACKET PICK-UP:  7:00 - 8:00 a.m. at Rivard Plaza Team Captains: If you'd like to pick-up your entire team's packets on Friday please notify Brian Orrick at brian@headforthecure.org with your team name.   Saturday...

New York: We want you back!

Aug 31, 2017

The 3rd annual Head for the Cure 5K is just around the corner!  If you have not already registered, we hope you will join us at Riverside Park on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6 p.m.  Prices Increase on September 8th!Use promo code "15YEARS" for $5 off your registration! Register today and use the 15YEARS promo code and get $5 off! Please take advantage of this promo now! Click here to register NOW!   Check out these 2017 highlights! This event is one that you DON'T want to miss!    2017 Event Highlights! Fully Timed Course!  Head for the Cure is excited to offer New Yorkers the...

Kickoff Event - August 31

Aug 29, 2017

You're Invited - Kickoff this Thursday! We are so excited to be back in Charleston this Thursday to host our kickoff reception. The kickoff will give you the chance to meet our staff, discuss ideas for this year's event and receive event collateral to start marketing for the event. The kickoff will take place on August 31st from 6:00-7:30 at the Triangle Char and Bar Mount Pleasant as we team up to defeat brain cancer with our local beneficiary, Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. Please feel free to bring team members and/or individuals looking to get more...

Jackson Event Details!

Aug 10, 2017

It's event week! We are looking forward to seeing you at the3rd Annual Head for the Cure 5K - Jackson Metro thisSaturday, August 12th at the Madison Healthplex Performance Center.  Packet Pickup Date: Friday, August 11th Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM  Where: Fleet Feet Jackson (500 US-51, Ridgeland, MS 39157) *Saturday LATE PACKET PICK-UP:  7 - 8 a.m. at the Madison Healthplex Performance Center* Event Morning Information  Venue location  Madison Healthplex Performance Center 501 Baptist Drive, Madison, MS 39110  Schedule 7:00 a.m. Late packet pickup and check-in 8:00...

Cleveland: Meet Your Event Coordinator!

Aug 09, 2017

We're only 8 weeks out from the 2nd annual Head for the Cure - Cleveland event on October 7th! Please take a moment to meet your event coordinator, Kailyn Kordonowy! Let Kailyn know what she can do to help YOU be successful.  How long have you worked at HFTC?  I interned the summer of 2016 at Head for the Cure after graduating from the University of Kansas with my Bachelor of Science in Marketing. I was then hired on full time in October of 2016.  Where else have you worked?  My previous work experience includes bartending in Lawrence and working cashier positions at Belly Image,...


Aug 07, 2017

The count down is on, 20 days until event day!!  Don't wait 20 days to register, CLICK HERE NOW! Be a Volunteer!  Looking for other ways to get involved? The success of each event would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of hundreds of volunteers at each event! And with this year being year 15, we need all the help we can get on event day to make it the best yet!  Sign up to volunteer today!  About Head for the Cure Head for the Cure is dedicated to raising hope, awareness and funding in the fight against brain cancer. Our 5K events are not only successful fundraisers,...

Stick it to Brain Cancer!

Support Head for the Cure and help us to defeat brain cancer step by step.

This December, you have the chance to Stick it to Brain Cancer! For a donation of $500 or more, you have the opportunity to personalize a decal in honor of or in memory of a loved one that will be placed on our new event trailer for the 2019 5K season. You will also receive 10 of the same decals for your own personal use on your car, window, laptop, etc. Donations can be made individually, or groups of people can choose to donate together. If you choose to donate with other people, one individual will need to make the $500 donation.

If you have any questions, please contact our Programs and Development Coordinator at laura@headforthecure.org.

Every dollar is a step in the right direction! Let's stick it to brain cancer!

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