Head for the Cure Supports BTTC

 

Head for the Cure 5K Events Have Generated Millions of Dollars

 
A few hundred enthusiastic runners gathered in the fall of 2003 in suburban Kansas City to honor 37-year-old Chris Anthony, who had succumbed to brain cancer seven months earlier.
 
Chris, an avid runner, battled his disease for more than two years, much longer than his doctors’ prognosis. He did it with courage, conviction, faith and humor. He vowed to beat it. He did not.
 
To honor Chris, the Anthony family hosted the informal running event. It raised a few thousand dollars and was primarily attended by family and friends. Outside of that small circle, it wasn't noteworthy. It was what blossomed from the informal run that eventually became notable.
 

Amazing Growth

The 2003 run led to the establishment of an annual Head for the Cure 5K run and in 2007, the Head for the Cure Foundation. Chris’ brother, Matt Anthony, is the HFTC Foundation president.
 
The run, today known as the Head for the Cure 5K – Metro KC, is the Foundation's premier event and is one of the largest 5K runs in the Kansas City area. Conducted in late August, it annually attracts over 4,500 participants. Now, there are numerous locations throughout the U.S. and over $6 million has been raised by HFTC since 2003!
 


Head for the Cure 5K runs are now also hosted in:

Head for the Cure 5K Central Texas
April 2, 2016 - 8:00 am


Head for the Cure Mid-Missouri
April 24, 2016 - 8:00 am


Head for the Cure 5K North Texas
May 7, 2016 - 8:00 am


Head for the Cure 5K Des Moines
May 15, 2016 - 8:00 am


Head for the Cure 5K Wichita
June 4, 2016  - 8:00 am


Head for the Cure 5K Seattle
July 10, 2016 - 8:00 am


Head for the Cure 5K Cary, NC
July 16, 2016 - 8:00 am


Head for the Cure 5K Chicago
July 23, 2016 - 8:00 am


Head for the Cure 5K St. Louis
July 23, 2016 - 8:00 am


Head for the Cure 5K Omaha
July 30, 2016 - 8:00 am


Head for the Cure 5K Jackson
August 13, 2016 - 8:00 am


Head for the Cure 5K Kansas City
August 28, 2016 - 8:00 am


Head for the Cure 5K New York
September 14, 2016 - 6:30 pm


Head for the Cure 5K Detroit
September 17, 2016 - 8:00 am


Head for the Cure 5K San Antonio
September 24, 2016 - 8:00 am


Head for the Cure 5K Tulsa
October 1, 2016 - 8:00 am


Head for the Cure 5K Houston
October 8, 2016 - 8:00 am


Head for the Cure 5K Cleveland
October 16, 2016 - 8:00 am


Head for the Cure 5K Charleston
October 29, 2016 - 8:00 am


The Head For The Cure Foundation will present twenty 5k events this year. More than half of all participants at Head for the Cure events are affiliated with a team honoring someone affected by brain cancer.

 

 

HFTC Funds Helped Launch BTTC

Funds raised by the HFTC Foundation provided the seed money to help launch the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative. HFTC proceeds continue to support the BTTC in the ongoing quest to eradicate brain cancer.
 
Chris Anthony suffered from a glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and most aggressive type of brain tumor. The HFTC 5K events are successful fundraisers and unique tributes to those who are fighting brain cancer and those who've lost their battle like Chris.
 
The battle against brain cancer started in Kansas City, but it’s growing across the nation. Check out the HFTC Foundation website to PARTICIPATE, VOLUNTEER, DONATE and defeat brain cancer step by step.