Keeping the Faith

As we celebrate 16 years of dedication to raising funds for brain cancer research and inspiring hope for the brain cancer community, we want to know who you run or walk for! At each 5K event, we pay tribute to extraordinary individuals who are currently fighting or who have survived a brain tumor, selected from the nominations submitted by their loved ones.

Sharing the personal stories of those in the midst of their fight is an important part of the awards ceremony. While we recognize the athletic accomplishments of our top runners, we also spend time presenting a Keeping the Faith to the special people for whom Head for the Cure exists.

The struggles and triumphs of our Keeping the Faith recipients are even more poignant when shared with everyone on race day as we pay tribute to what they have survived and what lies ahead for them.

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Megan had surgery to remove an anaplastic astrocytoma January 20, 2017. She completed her radiation followed by chemotherapy this spring.
In August 2009, while floating on the lake on a hot, sunny, peaceful afternoon, we received the call that upset our tranquil world.
Susan's nomination came in the form of a letter from her younger sister Wendy... August 2011 Dear Susie,
Kenna Biddle was an active athletic kid when she started having dizzy spells in 2013. A couple weeks prior to starting 7th grade, she was diagnosed with a Pilocytic Astrocytoma in her brain stem.
On Sunday, May 1st my younger brother, Steven, lost peripheral vision in his left eye.
Jeni is a Catering Sales Representative with Panera Bread by day, and a loving wife and mother to her 6 month old German Shepherd she calls her "monsterpuppy" by night.
Since Anna was little she would always raise money for those in need whether it was stuffed animals for a Fire Station or Donations to St Jude.
Written by Myron's Brother Michael Blackwell from Myron's point of view. Hi- My name is Myron Blackwell.
Christina (Nina) Bond was a single mother March 2015. She had been experiencing headaches but figured it was due to exhaustion.
My name is Brandye Boyd. My brain tumor journey began on August 12, 2010 as I was reading in Luke 10 about Mary and Martha.
Jim lived a beautiful and dignified life for sixty-six years and eight days. My dad meant many different things to many different people throughout his truly amazing life.
Brandon is currently 26 years old.