WATCH: Head for the Cure 5K returns to San Antonio for 9th year

Funds raised support brain tumor research, advocacy programs at University Health and other brain cancer programs

SAN ANTONIO – Downtown San Antonio is buzzing Saturday morning for the 9th Annual Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk.

Sky 12 is flying over the race — watch the stream in the video player above.

The race, which raises funds and awareness for those in the community with brain tumors, has helped organizations all over the country.

“For nearly a decade, the HFTC Foundation has worked alongside KSAT, University Health, and other local San Antonio sponsors and supporters to build awareness, raise funds, and ignite hope and joy for brain tumor patients and their loved ones,” HFTC organizers said.

Head for the Cure San Antonio was founded in memory of beloved KSAT News Director Jim Boyle, who died in 2014 from Glioblastoma brain cancer.

This year, the Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk is set to begin at Providence Catholic School on Sept. 24.

Race course map for Head for the Cure 5k in 2022 San Antonio. (Head for the Cure)

The funds raised through registrations, donations, and sponsorships from the event will support brain tumor research and advocacy programs at University Health and other brain cancer programs, education, and initiatives nationwide.

“On behalf of the Board and staff of the Head for the Cure Foundation, we are so grateful for the ongoing encouragement and support from sponsors, runners, walkers, and donors throughout the San Antonio area. The kindness and energy from San Antonians bring hope to brain tumor patients, their caregivers, and loved ones throughout the community,” said Matt Anthony, Founder, and President, of HFTC Foundation.

KSAT Community operates in partnership with University Health, Energy Transfer and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union. Click here to read about other KSAT Community efforts.

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About the Authors:

Victoria Lopez is a Digital Journalist at KSAT. Before joining the team in July 2022, she worked as a Digital Reporter at CBS 4 Rio Grande Valley and Local 23 News. Victoria graduated with a degree in Mass Communications — Public Relations from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Stephanie Leonard is the Special Events Coordinator for KSAT Community. She enjoys writing and producing video and digital content.