May 10, 2014 | Oak Point Park, Plano, TX
5k Begins at 8:00 a.m.
Interested in joining the Legacy Brain Foundation team? Register online at headforthecure.org. Under the “Events” tab, click on the “Head for a Cure 5k North Texas” tab and search for the Legacy Brain Foundation Team.
Have you ever wondered why brain tumor patients couldn’t have their own "Race for the Cure"? Although it is true that some brain tumor patients have disabilities that make it impossible to run, or even walk, five kilometers, there are many others that would gladly run to raise awareness, particularly in the hope that someday a cure will be found. Fortunately, a group of determined North Texas men and women began the Head for the Cure 5K, which raises awareness – and money – for brain tumor causes.
If you’re new to the brain tumor community, you may not be aware that there are multiple programs, support groups, and fund-raising events specifically for brain tumor patients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Seven years ago, a group of brain tumor survivors, caregivers, and their friends planned the very first networking event for brain tumor patients. The Legacy Brain Foundation has continued this annual tradition every spring, recognizing five and ten year survivors with a specially designed lapel pin, and presenting the Jeannie Murphy Spirit Award to an individual who had made a significant contribution to the brain tumor community.
"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little." --Edmund Burke
Do you like to write? Are you an amateur photographer? Do you like to tweet your friends a couple of times a day? The Legacy Brain Foundation could use your talents and skills!
The Legacy Brain Foundation publishes a newsletter twice per year in order to provide information about upcoming activities, grant recipients, and medical news.
This newsletter is an incredibly important part of our outreach program and provides a wealth of information to all those involved with the organization, individuals who would like to get involved or learn more about our mission, or businesses interested in sponsoring events or providing much needed donations.
The Legacy Brain Foundation was founded by brain tumor patients, their family members, and their physicians. We saw a need in North Texas for an organization dedicated to raising awareness of brain and spinal cord (neurological) tumors as well as how the diagnosis of one of these tumors affects the patient and their family. Learn more about the Legacy Brain Foundation.
If you would like to get involved and help reach more families whose lives have been affected by a diagnosis, learn how you can help!