Going the DIstANcE . . .
Thank you for visiting our team page and helping us to reach our fundraising goal!
Our team is joining the fight against brain cancer by participating in Head for the Cure Metro KC in memory of Diane Stanislaus. This year is a monumental year for our team as it is our 11th year participating in Head for the Cure! We are hoping to make this our biggest year ever! While we lost Diane too soon in May of 2009 from a GBM, she lives on through her impact on everyone on our team. So come out and join us and let us know how she impacted your life!
Head for the Cure works to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy. Every Head for the Cure event marks a day of celebration where those diagnosed with brain cancer are honored and celebrated by their friends and families, those who have lost their battles are remembered, and we are all inspired to carry on the fight.
Funds raised by Head for the Cure support the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative, a network of medical centers with the expertise and the desire to participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials investigating new treatments for malignant brain tumors. I (Danay) was lucky enough to be able to attend the BTTC annual conference this year and hear about the latest trials, results, and ideas for upcoming trials. The expertise these doctors bring and the passion they have for finding a cure is absolutely amazing! Anything you can do to help us raise more money to help these doctors would be greatly appreciated!
Each year, over 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor. More than 120 types of brain tumors exist, making effective treatment complicated. Cutting edge research is needed as we continue to make strides in this fight.
Please consider making a donation today to help us reach our goal and to help Head for the Cure defeat brain cancer, step by step!