Pictured: Brenda Bailey after receiving the “Keeping the Faith Award” at Sundays Head for the Cure 5k.
By: Kyle Quick
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Over a year has passed since Brenda Bailey was diagnosed with brain cancer. Sunday morning, Brenda along with “Brenda’s Brigade”, comprised of 17 family and friends, took part in the Annual Head for the Cure 5K at Forest Park.
Every year at each 5K event, the Head for the Cure Foundation pays tribute to four extraordinary individuals by awarding them their “Keeping the Faith Award”.
Recipients are selected from nominations submitted by their loved ones and then on race day the winners are announced.
Spokesperson for HFTC said, “Sharing the personal stories of those in the midst of their fight is an important part of the awards ceremony. While we recognize the athletic accomplishments of our top runners, we also spend time presenting Keeping the Faith awards to the special people for whom Head for the Cure exists.”
It was no surprise to learn that Brenda Bailey was one of the four extraordinary survivors to receive the “Keeping the Faith Award”.
In a story I wrote about Brenda Bailey back in September of 2013, she said that having brain cancer has been a blessing; before all of this happened she had always had a strong faith but was not doing what God intended for her to do.
Congratulations Brenda and I can speak for anyone who has every met when I say, “Thank you for Keeping the Faith”. You have been an inspiration.
Pictured below is part of "Brenda's Brigade". Photo courtesy of Brenda Bailey