Organizers of the Head for the Cure 5K Run & Walk are returning for the third annual event July 10 at Marymoor Park near Redmond.
The Head for the Cure Foundation has raised $6 million for brain cancer research since the first 5K was organized in 2003 in suburban Kansas City. In 2015, $1.74M was raised with 15 events throughout the country. Again this year, the foundation 5K has expanded and will be conducted in 20 cities.
The event will take place at 8 a.m., and awards will follow at approximately 9:15 a.m.
To register, visit www.HeadfortheCure.org.
For the last 10 years, the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative has been the primary beneficiary of the Head for the Cure Foundation ($3.5M since 2006, $500K in 2015). The collaborative is a network of 23 medical centers (led National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C.) with the expertise and the desire to participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials investigating new treatments for malignant brain tumors. About 612,000 people in the U.S are living with the diagnosis of a primary brain (malignant or non-malignant) or central nervous system tumor. The National Brain Tumor Society estimates 190,000 men, women and children in the U.S. are diagnosed each year with a primary or metastasized brain tumor.