Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

This year (2011) our HEADRUSH event is free and no registration is required. And you still get into Blue Mound State Park for free too!.

What will I do at HEADRUSH?

Hang out with friends, take a nature hike, celebrate life, ride your mountain bike, check out the health fair, listen to some live music, participate in a yoga class, play Frisbee, wear a dedication sticker, meet others touched by Brain Tumors, be inspired, take part in the organized naturalist-led hike, meet new friends, learn, watch your children enjoy the kid activities, and tell your family and friends that you love them.

What is a dedication sticker?

We will have HEADRUSH dedication stickers available for you to write down the name of a loved one(s) affected by some significant life issue. Then wear your sticker with pride because you are dedicating your day to them.

Will there be stuff for kids to do at HEADRUSH?

You bet! We will have one big area dedicated just to kids. Lots of art activities and tons of crafts. And Tami from Funny Faces, the infamous balloon sculpting genius, will also be there!

Who will be at the Health Fair?

UW Carbone Cancer Center, UW Integrated Medicine, a nutritionist, an acupuncturist, a massage therapist, a cranio-sacrel therapist, Hospicecare Inc, a chiropractor, an energy therapist, a Shaklee representative, and many more alternative and western therapy representatives.

What if it rains?

Bring your raincoat and rubber boots! Rain or shine, HEADRUSH will happen.

Where exactly in Blue Mound State Park will HEADRUSH take place?

We will be at the very top of the mound, right in the main area of the park. We'll have the large shelter, the bathrooms are nearby, and the two towers for viewing the rolling hills of Southern Wisconsin are only a short walk away.

What's up with the nature hike?

We have a dedicated naturalist giving nature hikes both in the morning and in the afternoon (11 and 1). Also, please remember that the park and all of its trails are open for hiking throughout the whole day.

Whatís up with the Chris Funk Memorial mountain bike ride?

New this year! At noon a group will go out and ride the mountain bike trails for about 20ish minutes in memory of Chris. Itís a family-friendly ride!

I'm wondering about the yoga session, is it a hard class?

All the classes (at 10:30 and 11) are gently instructed and open to ALL who wish to participate. Only requirement is to take off your shoes and socks, and relax. Namaste.

I can't go, but can I still make a donation?

Absolutely, and thank you! You can click on the "donate!" icon on the website homepage and fill out the form. You can also send us a check. Good karma is priceless.

Can I just come for an hour?

Our schedule for the day runs from 10AM to 2PM. You can come whenever you want and leave whenever you want.

What do I need to bring with me?

An open heart, many smiles, and whatever else you need to have a good time.

Will there be HEADRUSH merchandise at the event for me to purchase?

Yes! We are excited to once again sell HEADRUSH-clad merchandise. As well, we’ll be selling Trek Unity bike jerseys. Thank you for proudly supporting a great cause and spreading brain tumor awareness.

Is there a place that you recommend to stay for the night?

How about camping at Blue Mound! But if you are not a camper, yes, there are many places in Mount Horeb and Madison that are mighty fine. If you are reading this and are seriously looking for a place, email us and we can offer you some suggestions.

What else can I do around the Mount Horeb area?

There is a ton to do! Southwestern Wisconsin is full of really interesting and eclectic places... art studios, theatres, restaurants, museums, etc. Check out these links... they will give you some great ideas on how to enjoy the rest of your weekend.,,,,

Are dogs allowed?

Yep, you can totally bring your doggy. You just have to keep it on a leash and pick up the poop.

Can I get a receipt for my donation for tax purposes?

Definitely. HEADRUSH will send out thank you letter/receipts to all people making personal donations and corporate contributions at the end of the fiscal year.

Do you need any volunteers?

Always. Please contact us via email at and let us know let us know what youíre thinking..

Do you have a federally registered tax-exempt non-profit number?

Yes. If you need more information, please contact us directly.