Thank you for visiting our team page and reading our story.
This cause is extremely special to our team - our family - because we want to honor Bobby Tanner as well as others that we love that have fought this disease. We are doing such a small thing to fight brain cancer by participating in Head for the Cure Charleston on February 15, 2020.
Bobby was diagnosed in May 2019 and is ongoing treatments at home, in Simpsonville, SC, as well as traveling to MUSC in Charleston. He is the head of our family, who has a love of horses, history, and his family. He has so many who love him - his family, friends, neighbors, and countless members of the team roping community he has been a part of for many years. We also choose to honor Jimmy Jewell, Bobby's brother-in-law, and Bill Hembree, a sweet friend's father who we have lost to this disease.
There are many ways you can be a part of this fight. Join our team in Charleston, or register as a virtual racer to run or walk on your own. You may also donate to help us reach our goal.
The biggest request we have is that you say a prayer for Bobby and others that are in their own fight.
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.
Each year, over 80,000 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! Thank you for reading this!
Love from all of us at Team Tanner!