Head For The Cure 5K to be held in San Antonio

5K Run/Walk supports brain cancer research

SAN ANTONIO - The Head For The Cure 5K Run/Walk will be held for the first time in San Antonio.

The event, which supports brain cancer research, is being held in the Alamo City for the first time due in large part to efforts by the family of former KSAT 12 News Director Jim Boyle, an avid runner, who died of brain cancer this year.

"I don't want to have anyone watch their loved one stop doing what they love doing most," said Erin Boyle Dempsey, one of Jim's daughters. "I hope this race is the best they've ever seen, and I think San Antonio is a great location to make that happen. People come out here and support the community and help each other when they need it."

Emily Durman, director of events for Head For The Cure Foundation, said the decision for the event to be held in San Antonio was made after she met Erin at the run in Austin.

"We learned the story of Jim Boyle ... and we were so inspired by him and her family and connections, and the incredible work they did in Austin, and we wanted to come to San Antonio and continue that energy," she said.

A kickoff celebration for the event was held Tuesday night at Rosella Coffee Company.

The 5K event will be held in front of the KSAT 12 studios on Sept. 27 at 8 a.m.

If you would like more information on participating, volunteering or making a donation to brain cancer research, click here.

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