HEAD FOR THE CURE 5K RAISES $28,000 IN SUPPORT OF THE CBTP AND ELIZABETHS’ HOPE
Bronxville 5K Returns to Benefit Pediatric Brain Tumor Research in Memory of Elizabeth Minter
More than 200 members of the Bronxville community came together on Saturday, June 22, to support Head for the Cure’s 5K in memory of Elizabeth Minter, a Bronxville HS graduate (2009) who founded Elizabeth’s Hope to support pediatric brain tumor research at Weill Cornell Medicine before losing her own life to a brain tumor.
It was a picture-perfect day in Bronxville after a week of rain, which helped enable Head for the Cure to raise more than $28,000 (and counting) to directly support local beneficiaries Elizabeth’s Hope, and the Weill Cornell Medicine Children’s Brain Tumor Project.
The event featured a 5K run through the tree-lined streets of Bronxville that started and finished at the high school, a shortened path for walkers, and kids’ fun run. The event wrapped up when Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield, Bronxville resident and co-founder of the Children’s Brain Tumor Project, gave a compelling speech about why supporting research is so important for children like Elizabeth who are diagnosed with rare and often incurable brain tumors.
“We rely on the generosity of the individuals, families and communities who come together in support of pediatric brain tumor research that is otherwise so often underfunded. This partnership between the Children’s Brain Tumor Project and Head for the Cure is one that will continue to grow, and we thank you, Bronxville, for coming out to show your support,” said Dr. Greenfield.
Photos from the 5K can be found here:
Help Head for the Cure and the Children’s Brain Tumor Project reach their goal of $30,000. Donations can still be made here: http://www.headforthecure.org/bronxville.
About Head for the Cure
Head for the Cure raises hope, awareness and funding in the fight against brain cancer. Their 5K events are not only successful fundraisers, but unique tributes to those who are fighting brain cancer and those who have lost their battles.
Dedicated to Elizabeth Minter and Elizabeth’s Hope