Thank you for visiting our team page and helping us to reach our fundraising goal. This team was formed in loving memory of Ryan Zoschg and in hopes that at least one family may not have to go through the continued heartbreak that Ryan's family and friends feel everyday.
Ryan was born April 30, 1973, and grew up in Emporium, PA, graduating from Cameron County High School in 1991. He studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, graduating in 1995. He began working at Vocollect Inc in 1996 and was employed there his entire career. During his time at Vocollect Ryan was granted over 10 patents and was instrumental in the development of their speech-recognition computers. His talents and passion for innovation helped grow that small Pittsburgh-based startup into an industry-leading company with products used by over 500,000 people worldwide.
In 2002 he met the love of his life Melissa Hopbell, who he married and with whom he had two beautiful children, daughter Zoey and son Matthew. In 2006 Ryan and his family moved to the Indiana Township/Fox Chapel area of Pittsburgh, where he applied his engineering mind to painstakingly renovating their home. He was a member of Saint Joseph’s Parish in O’Hara Township.
On April 29, 2017, Ryan Anthony Zoschg passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, following an 11-year battle with brain cancer. His intelligence, stubbornness, love for mischief, kind heart, and infectious smile will be intensely missed by all of those who knew him.
Our team is joining the fight against brain cancer by participating in 2019 NC Triangle Head for the Cure on September 7, 2019. Head for the Cure is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research.
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.
Please consider joining our team or making a donation today to help us reach our goal and to help Head for the Cure defeat brain cancer, step by step!
A group of us will be walking with kids and strollers so no practice necessary! Also, some of the kids are doing the fun run at 9:15:
Race Begins: 8:00am (runners in the front, walkers in the back)
Kid's Fun Run: 9:15am
5K Race Awards: Immediately Following 5k