AUSTIN (KXAN) — The annual Central Texas Head for the Cure 5K Run & Walk returned to Austin Sunday, and more than 1,500 participated in the event.
The race was started in 2003 and since then has raised more than $12 million for brain cancer research.
In 2018, $2 million was raised at events nationwide. The HFTC 5K race is being held in 25 other cities in 2019.
Head for the Cure Foundation has been supported by the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative for the past 12-years, raising more than $5 million since 2006.
An estimated 179,000 men, women and children in the U.S. are diagnosed with a brain tumor each year, according to the National Brain Tumor Society.