Head for the Cure

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Grey is the color for brain cancer, so May is the month that we ‘Go Grey‘ for awareness. Last year I shared a lot of details and facts about brain cancer, also admitting that the only reason I knew May was significant for brain cancer was because of Kai’s story.

Going Grey in May for Brain Tumor Awareness Month

We have been so thankful for the Head for the Cure organization whose mission is to raise awareness and funding to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy.

HFTC has 5K races in 16 different cities. In 2014, these races and the organization raised $1.6 million with 15,000 runners/walkers participating in the races. Team Kai participated in 5 of those including North Texas, Central Texas, Houston, Tulsa, and Chicago.

Central Texas Head for the Cure

Earlier in March, Colby and I headed down to Austin for the Central Texas race. Since Austin is where Kai is from, there is always a big turnout. We are so thankful so many people who donate money or sacrifice their morning to come race to remember Kai as well as bring awareness and raise funds.

I decided to see how fast I could run for Kai and PR’ed at 25:37 getting 1st place in my division. There aren’t many reasons to ever try and run that fast, except for my nephew. We miss him more than words can say, but thankful for days like these where we get to run in his memory.

Team Kai at Central Texas Head for the Cure Team Kai Head for the Cure Team Kai Head for the Cure Team Kai Head for the Cure Team Kai Head for the Cure Team Kai Head for the Cure

North Texas Head for the Cure

The day we left for Costa Rica, we participated in the North Texas 5K. I had several friends come out for the race, my parents were there, and my brother and SIL came up from Austin to participate as well. $124K was raised from this event and there was a great turnout despite the humid/rainy weather!

Team Kai at Head for the Cure

Team Kai at Head for the Cure Team Kai at Head for the Cure Team Kai at Head for the Cure Team Kai at Head for the CureThank you to everyone who has participated and/or donated! Please share Kai’s story and help educate others on the facts of brain tumors. Today when you read this 40 people will pass away from brain cancer. By raising funds and awareness the hope is to bring this number down to 0!  If you have any interest in participating in a future race, you can check out details here.

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 08:36h, 27 May Reply

    Love all the support the race brings. Doing a race for a cause so dear to your heart makes all the difference jn the heart you put into it….. great job on keeping Kai’s story still alive.

  • Amanda Marie
    Posted at 08:57h, 27 May Reply

    That is so awesome of you to join a race and help support Brain Tumor awareness! Looks like ya’ll had a lot of fun and received a lot of support from the community! Great post, thanks for sharing!

  • Kim Adams Morgan
    Posted at 09:46h, 27 May Reply

    These are great photos for such an amazing cause. Just sent it forward to raise awareness. Congrats on the win. Love is the ultimate motivator.

  • Romina B
    Posted at 09:52h, 27 May Reply

    This was a good post! Clean layout and nice pictures. And, you guys did this for a good cause as well.
    I’m glad I found you through facebook groups. Feel free to check out and comment on my blog as well. Keep posting!

    -Romina @ http://www.dietyogaenergy.com

  • lisa
    Posted at 13:25h, 27 May Reply

    Austin has so many great races for great causes. I am so happy that you were able to race in the humid/rainy weather for such a great cause. Keep going.

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 14:16h, 27 May Reply

    Congrats on the run my friend! I love that you were able to run and I’m so proud of you. Thank you for sharing this important cause and message.


  • ellesees.blogspot.com
    Posted at 08:05h, 28 May Reply

    i had no idea about this and the campaign, so thank you for bringing that to our attention. congrats on this run!!

  • Biana @Blovedboston
    Posted at 10:03h, 28 May Reply

    What an amazing cause to support! Thank you for sharing Kai’s story! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 22:41h, 28 May Reply

    Awww…bless his little heart. I still think of him and all he and your family went through, and all of you are still a part of my regular prayers. God’s grace has surely sustained you through some very anguished times, and it is such a blessing that you can run in his memory. Heaven smiles down upon you, my friend. 🙂

  • Heather @ The Nerdy Fox
    Posted at 16:12h, 29 May Reply

    I love seeing races for such important causes. Thank you for sharing Kai’s story and raising awareness.

  • Laura @ Making Baby Provence
    Posted at 13:31h, 03 June Reply

    I love your heart!

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