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.

Search Recipients

Braden is our hero!
Julio Wiesse, came from Peru with many dreams on mind. He worked very hard day by day making sure he was a good provider for our family.
I hereby nominate Jennifer Williams for a 2018 Keeping the Faith Award. I have known Jennifer since she was 13, long before she was diagnosed with her brain tumor, an oligodendroglioma.
Heather is a RN mother of 3. I had the honor of meeting her when I took care of her transferring her to another hospital for higher lever of care.
Emily was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma in October of 2015.She had surgery to remove her 6 cm tumor only two days after a rush to the ER, and was home 7 days later.
In September of 2007, at age 39, Tina started having very brief periods of paralysis(3-5 seconds). She thought it was stress from selling a house and planning her wedding.
The photo I've included is of Matt and his wife, Kacy, along with me and my husband (Matt's parents).
My 12 year old daughter Morissa was diagnosed at the age of 11 with Myxopapillary Ependymoma, May 8, 2013.
In May 2015 my wife had started showing sudden signs of memory loss.
Gerald is one of the most nominated individuals in the history of the Keeping the Faith Award.
Our Mom began her battle with glioblastoma in July of 2014 after a seizure led to an ER visit and subsequent discovery of the tumor. She handled the ensuing treatment with strength and grace.
Paul was diagnosed 3 years ago with a oliogodendroglioma that upgrade to stage four this past year.