Head for the Cure 5K - Des Moines

After the first of two surgeries and before chemo and radiation.
After the first of two surgeries and before chemo and radiation.

Reach Remission

Thank you for visiting our Head for the Cure 5K team page and helping us to reach our fundraising goal!

As you may be aware, Kris was diagnosed with a stage III astrocytoma brain tumor in 2008. A year of treatments including two surgeries, radiation, and chemotherapy were successful in destroying the cancer. Family and friends also went through a difficult time dealing with the very real possibility he would die. 

We are joining the fight against brain cancer by participating in Head for the Cure Des Moines 5K run / walk on May 19, 2019 at Raccoon River Park and would love for you to join our team or donate on behalf of the team. Funds raised go to finding a cure for brain cancer and brain cancer awareness. 

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.

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.

Please consider making a donation today to help us reach our goal or join our team and be with us on race day to help Head for the Cure defeat brain cancer, step by step!

(You do not have to run during the event to participate.)

Thank you for taking the time to read this note.

Team Reach Remission

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