Record number of people run for Head for the Cure, raise more than $85K

KSAT Community event honors late KSAT 12 news director Jim Boyle

SAN ANTONIOUPDATE: A record-setting number of runners took part in the 2019 Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk and helped raise more than $85,000 for brain cancer research, the latest numbers show.

Nearly 1,100 participants ran early Saturday to inspire and motivate the local community of patients, families and friends, all wishing to help eradicate the disease.

Those that would still like to donate to the cause can for 60 days. If you would like to donate to Head for the Cure, click here

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Runners and walkers at the 2019 Head for the Cure 5K begin their trek following a countdown.


(Original Story)

Every year, KSAT Community partners with the Head for the Cure Foundation to raise money and awareness for brain cancer since the passing of former KSAT12 news director Jim Boyle in 2014.

Head for the Cure's 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. 

"Head for the Cure means so much to us at KSAT because Jim Boyle meant so much to us as a news director," said Mario Orellana, assistant news director at KSAT12. "Jim was a one-of-a-kind leader who set a high standard of journalistic integrity and unparalleled success here at KSAT that continues to this day. Help us continue his and the legacy of all those who have suffered from brain cancer by signing up for the Head for the Cure 5K."

San Antonio Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk

  • Date: Saturday, Sept. 28
  • Location: Providence Catholic School 
  • Time: Race begins at 8 a.m. (runners in the front, walkers in the back)

To get $6 off registration, use promo code TWOWEEKS (case-sensitive). The code ends Sunday, Sept. 22.

If you would like to donate to Head for the Cure, click here

For more information about Head for the Cure, please visit

KSAT Community operates in partnership with University Health System, Energy Transfer and San Antonio Area Chevy Dealers. 



About the Author:

Kiersten has been a Digital Content Creator with KSAT12 since 2017. She graduated from Texas State University with an electronic media degree and previously worked for the Spurs Sports & Entertainment.