Hello!  I’m so glad you found our fundraiser.  Allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Laura Ward.  I became involved with Head for the Cure immediately after my sister, Sara, was diagnosed with brain cancer in June 2012, at the age of 26.  Our family was already familiar with HFTC because Sara had a college friend who was also effected by this awful disease.  We formed a team in Sara’s honor that she named “Sara’s Faith Walkers”.  With the help of the Head for the Cure Foundation, we are raising hope, awareness, and funding in the fight against brain cancer.  We lost Sara on her 30th birthday, June 9, 2016.  We continue to raise hope, awareness, and funding in her memory!

For the past 17 years, Head for the Cure has raised more than $12 million for brain cancer research and programs primarily through their 5K walk/run events across the country.  However, the fight doesn’t end at the finish line!  Keep reading to find out how you can help!

Our family decided early on that we would like to do as much as we could to help Head for the Cure with their grassroots fundraising efforts.  One way we do this is by participating in the Metro KC 5K each year.  The second way we help is by selling cards!  With the generosity of Usborne Books & More, we are able to sell these beautiful cards for $1 each (or less).  Each card is embelished in a special way and individually wrapped.  Each set of cards also comes in a beautiful keepsake box.  43% of each box ($13) goes directly back to Head for the Cure.  There are 5 options to choose from:  All Occasions Box #1, All Occasions Box #2, Thanks & Blanks Box, Kids Birthday Box, and Holiday Card Collection.

Does your team want to hold their own Cards for a Cause Fundraiser?  It’s really simple!!!  You just need a minimum of 15 boxes ordered, then the boxes can be shipped directly to your team for disbursement, with no shipping charge (all boxes must be shipped to the same address).  Orders of 15+ boxes will be placed right away.  You should expect to receive your card boxes in 1 to 2 weeks.  If you are interested in this fundraising opportunity, or have questions, please email me at:  laura@getbusyandread.com.  I have found that this is one of those fundraisers that most people don’t mind participating in, because who doesn’t need blank cards at home?  Especially if those cards are only $1!!!  (And I promise, they look more like a $5 card you would pick up at the grocery store!)  It doesn’t take many sales to raise a lot of money either.  Your team could raise $500 just by selling 38 boxes of cards!!!  I would be happy to send you a sample card if you’d like.  Please let me know if you would like more information and/or a sample card!

We stopped collecting orders on August 1st so we could be sure to get our card boxes delivered in plenty of time for the HFTC Expo.  We did order a few extra boxes though, so be sure to stop by my booth at the Expo on Saturday, August 24th, between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm if you would like to see the cards first hand, or to purchase a box.  You can also email me your request at laura@getbusyandread.com.  I will save a box back for you if it is still available!  I will also have single cards on sale at the Expo for $1 each (or 6 for $5) with $0.50 from each sale going directly to Head for the Cure!  If you already ordered your box(es), be sure to stop by my booth to pick up your order!

Thank you,
Laura Ward