Team Courtney Hagen
Thank you for visiting Team Courtney Hagen and helping us to reach our fundraising goal!
Our team is joining the fight against brain cancer by participating in Head for the Cure Omaha on Saturday, July 31st, 2021. 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.
Please join our team and consider making a donation today to help us reach our goal and to help Head for the Cure defeat brain cancer, step by step!
Courtney Hagen was a loving and humble wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Her contagious smile and positive outlook touched everyone who knew her, including her patients in her work as a dental hygienist and the people she served in her volunteer work at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lincoln. She wore her heart on her sleeve, and she made everyone around her feel so loved. She loved to travel with her husband, family, and friends, and she was an avid Husker fan. She faced her diagnosis of brain cancer/spinal cancer and the treatments that followed with courage, grace, and faith in God. Throughout the journey, she maintained that “God is good,” and often quoted her favorite Bible verse: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Courtney is deeply loved and missed, but her memory lives on in her four children—her “babies”—who carry on their mom’s legacy of love for others and for God. Courtney’s friends and family will be honoring her memory this year by participating in the Omaha Head for the Cure 5K.