TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– One Terre Haute organization helped raise over $2,000 for brain cancer research on Saturday. 

The “Head for A Cure” 5K returned at Deming Park for its second year, bringing over 60 participants this time. It’s organized by Delta Theta Tau, a philanthropic sorority, and President Mandy Allen said this is an event she wanted to put on after a loved one was diagnosed with brain cancer. 

“100% of the money we raise goes towards Head for the Cure, which is international and they are located in Kansas City, Missouri,” she said.  “We started this race because my dad has glioblastoma which is a form of brain cancer.”

Allen said she wanted the event to take place in May, which is Brain Cancer Awareness Month. She was happy to see the event grow in year two– and said it’s something she hopes continues as more and more people battle brain cancer.    

“It lights me up to see this many people come out for this cause. It’s also a little bittersweet because there are more survivors this year, but we have more people that are walking and more people that have fought the fight,” she said. 

Allen said she has already begin thinking about next year, and what she wants to do to make it bigger.