It’s time to Head for the Cure!

The very first Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk is happening this Sunday Apr 15 at Genoa Park (303 W Broad St Columbus).

Head for the Cure raises funds, awareness and hope for the brain tumor community. Funds raised benefit the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative and the Neuro-Oncology Novel Therapies and Research Fund at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).

The cost for individuals and teams for the 5K Walk/Run is only $40 and the Kid’s Fun Run (100-yard dash for children 10 and under) is only $15. Registration can be completed online at

Packet pick-ups will be on Saturday Apr 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at FrontRunner (1344 W Lane Ave Columbus). Race day packet pick-up and registration will begin at 7 a.m. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. (runners in front and walkers in back). The Kid’s Fun Run begins at 9:15 a.m. Keeping the Faith Awards will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K Race Awards will take place immediately following the 5K.

For more information on the Head for the Cure race day events, please visit

Come help 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.

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.