Annual Head for the Cure 5k Raises Awareness, Funds in the Fight Against Brain Cancer

Friday, July 7, 2017

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The annual Head for the Cure 5k Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Madison Healthplex and Performance Center in Madison, Miss. Presented by the Head for the Cure Foundation, the event helps fight brain cancer. A portion of the funds supports Baptist Cancer Services, a division of Baptist Medical Center. It begins at 8:00 am, and the Kids Fun run begins at 9:15 am.

Baptist Administrative Director of Oncology Services Deniece Ponder said, “This race is about raising awareness and funding research to help conquer brain cancer. The highlight of the event is at the end when the Keeping the Faith awards are given to those fighting the disease.”

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. Head for the Cure events mark 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 carry on the fight.

For team and individual registration costs and deadlines, please visit and click on the events tab or call 816.218.6871.


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