Team Peachy


The family and friends of Steve Murphy are getting together to raise money for brain cancer clinical trials via Head for the Cure’s Des Moines 5k event!

For 2019, we’ve set the bar high, but Steve taught us never to shrink from a challenge. We believe that we can raise $5,000 toward the hope of new brain cancer treatments. In the last 15 years, the organization Head for the Cure has raised over $10 million to fight brain cancer. Unfortunately, we as a family know there is a lot of fighting left to do, but we’re here to lend a hand in whatever way we can.

So, we’ve formed a team! We’ve named our 5k team after one of Steve’s favorite ways of saying things were going well. The conversation would go like this:
“How are you doing, my brother?”
“Just peachy!”

We’re striving to emulate Steve’s spirit of strength and generosity to help other families who have been or will be affected by brain cancer. It’s estimated that 79,000 more people were diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2018, and there are still only 4 FDA-approved drugs and 1 device in the fight against brain cancer.

The Des Moines 5k will be held on May 19, 2019, and we would love it if you could join us to walk and run on that day! To join Team Peachy, follow this link to our team page. Before April 3rd, it costs $27 to join a team as a run/walk participant.
If you can’t join us in person, you can be a digital member of our team and still receive a bib, event T-shirt, and finishers’ medal for $30. Or, you can support the team by giving a gift toward our team fundraising goal!

We are currently looking for sponsors for our team T-shirts! If you are a local business owner looking to make a difference in your community and build brand recognition by sponsoring our team, we would love to speak to you!!

If you have questions about getting involved with Team Peachy for HFTC’s Des Moines 5K, you can email the team at!