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St. Louis Team Spotlight - Team Tumoradors

May 30, 2019

For the past 7 years, more than 60 teams continue to participate in our annual Head for the Cure 5K - St. Louis.  Team Tumoradors supports Jeni Birr in her journey with a GBM and celebrates her 6 year survivorship. They also honor Jeni's dad who lost his battle with the same type of brain cancer. Jeni continues to defeat the odds with her determination and spirit! By participating in this event, you are helping fund research and programs to support the brain tumor community.  Learn more about Team Tumoradors! 7.png In 2010, my dad was diagnosed with an...

St. Louis Team Spotlight - Team HICCUPS

May 29, 2019

Each year, teams participate in our annual Head for the Cure 5K - St. Louis.  Team HICCUPS has an amazing mascot that has been the best friend of Dorothy Frese as she has journeyed through her brain tumor diagnosis with positivity and amazing spirit. By participating in this event, you are helping fund research and programs to support the brain tumor community.  Learn more about Team HICCUPS! 4.png In December 2017, Dorothy Frese had a seizure at home, and her sister woke her up to take to the hospital. The hospital immediately ran some tests and saw...

Metro KC Team Spotlight - Team Lisa

May 22, 2019

Each year, hundreds of teams participate in our annual Head for the Cure 5K - Metro KC.  Team Lisa has participated in honor of Lisa Joerling who is a 6 year brain cancer survivor.  By participating in this event, you are helping fund research and programs to support the brain tumor community.  Learn more about Team Lisa! 8.png   I was 19 years old when I diagnosed with a ganglioglioma, a brain tumor that affects only 1-2% of all brain tumors. I had a biopsy and an awake craniotomy to remove the tumor, I lost sensation in my some of my right hand as my...

Metro KC Team Spotlight - Team Tara

May 22, 2019

Each year, hundreds of teams participate in our annual Head for the Cure 5K - Metro KC.  Team Tara has participated in honor of Tara Bellar who is a 21 year brain cancer survivor and a 3 year breast cancer survivor.  By participating in this event, you are helping fund research and programs to support the brain tumor community.  Learn more about Tara's Story!   11.png It all started in the summer between 6th and 7th grade in 1998. I was 12, my aunt and uncle took me and my sister to Disney World in June.  I started to get headaches and was really tired. ...

Metro KC Team Spotlight - Sara's Faith Walkers

May 22, 2019

Each year, hundreds of teams participate in our annual Head for the Cure 5K - Metro KC.  Sara's Faith Walkers have participated in honor of Sara, a beloved daughter and sister. By participating in this event, you are helping fund research and programs to support the brain tumor community.  Learn more about Sara's belief that "Today is a Good Day!"   10.png In June 2012, Sara had a seizure just days after her 26th birthday.  This seizure led to the discovery of a tumor in the right frontal part of her brain.  The tumor (6 cm in diameter) was surgically...

St. Louis Team Spotlight - Team Sandy Butler

May 22, 2019

Each year, teams participate in our annual Head for the Cure 5K - St. Louis.  Team Sandy Butler has participated in honor of Sandy who always had a passion for helping others.  By participating in this event, you are helping fund research and programs to support the brain tumor community.  Learn more about Team Sandy Butler! 6.png   Team Sandy Butler has had a team participate in Head for the Cure since you guys first came to St. Louis. My mom, Sandy Butler, was the original founder of the team and I have since taken the reigns since her passing in...

St. Louis Team Spotlight - The Thing

May 22, 2019

Each year, teams participate in our annual Head for the Cure 5K - St. Louis.  Team The Thing has participated in honor of Lisa Joerling who has been battling a brain tumor for the past 6 years.  By participating in this event, you are helping fund research and programs to support the brain tumor community.  Learn more about The Thing! 5.png 6 years ago I was diagnosed with a ganglioglioma, a brain tumor that affects only 1-2% of all brain tumor patients. I had a biopsy and an awake craniotomy to remove the tumor, I lost sensation in my some of my right...

Metro KC Team Spotlight - See Matt Run

May 22, 2019

Each year, hundreds of teams participate in our annual Head for the Cure 5K - Metro KC.  See Matt Run has participated in honor of Matt Mendlick who is a 10 year brain cancer survivor.  By participating in this event, you are helping fund research and programs to support the brain tumor community.  Learn more about See Matt Run! 9.png I grew up in Olathe, KS and had a big group of friends I graduated with.  I was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2008 while finishing a Radiology Residency. My family moved back to Omaha after we finished training. I heard...

Epicuriad Chef Spotlight - Chefs Keri Frazier and Steven Contreras

May 03, 2019

8.png   Since 2017 Keri Frazier has been an innovator in the gourmet food truck and private catering industries.  Her food truck and Catering Company Left Coast Burrito Co. and Left Coast Catering was nominated as food truck of the year in 2017 and Keri was named A Top 32 Culinary Innovator by the Arizona Republic.   As a former contestant on The Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race Season 6, she realized that her hunger and creativity needed to be channeled into her two loves: great food and bringing people together.  Earlier this year she teamed...

Epicuriad Chef Spotlight - Chef Chad Burchfield

Apr 30, 2019

Meet Chef Tom (5).png After Chad Burchfield spent time as a cook in the US Army, he has dreamed of having his own kitchen. He began a career in hotel management to gain hospitality management experience and last year with the help of co-owner and wife Sasha, they were able to save enough and qualify for a small business loan to make their dream come true. Burchie’s started as a hot dog cart in Gallop, NM. They bought a hot dog cart and spent time and money upgrading the cart. They put countless hours into branding and planning. Their first day on the road...