Thank you for visiting Judy's Shepard's team page and helping us to reach our fundraising goal!
Please consider joining our team (walk, run, jog or skip) to help us reach our goal and to help Head for the Cure defeat brain cancer, step by step! Your entry fee to the race is a donation to the cause. Judy Flournoy (Shepard is her maiden name), my mom, was diagnosed with a GBM tumor in November of 2017 and she underwent brain surgey, radiation and chemo treatments, and continues on chemo treatments and regular MRIs and monitoring. Mom passed away May 7, 2019 after her courageous fight with this disease. Before she passed, she joined our (her) team last year at the event- she was so touched by all the participants and donors to the team. It was really fantastic. Please consider continuing to honor her fight with us again this year on Team Judy's Shepards.
Our team is joining the fight against brain cancer by participating in Head for the Cure Central Texas on March 31st, 2019. Head for the Cure is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research.
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 79,000 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.