KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE 8 P.M. 11/1/2018: The stolen Head for the Cure trailer was recovered Thursday night after a viewer spotted the trailer and called police.
It was found on the 2100 block of W. 137th Terrace in Leawood. No arrests have been made.
There's no word yet on if any of the $30,000 worth of equipment inside the trailer was recovered.
Pictures sent in by the viewer show that it appears the charity's branding was scrubbed from the trailer.
A metro charity said on Wednesday that a trailer was stolen overnight containing all sorts of equipment and items for the group.
Head for the Cure, which raises money for brain cancer research, reported the crime in Martin City.
According to Executive Director Jenna Heilman, the trailer theft resulted in a loss of around $30,000 for the group.
“We had tables, generators, sound systems,” she said. “It’s a big hit for an organization that starts off by grassroots fundraising.”
The trailer was stolen from a parking lot along East 135th Street.
Heilman told 41 Action News that losses from the crime could trickle down to the people the group is trying to help.
“$30,000 could be our overall revenue for one of our events, which is a huge hit,” she said. “It does take funding directly out of the brain cancer research and programs.”
News of the crime brought concern for people in Martin City on Wednesday night.
“Especially if you take it from a charity, that’s just bad,” said neighbor Bruce Kinney Sr. “It’s like a small community. For something like this to happen, it’s kind of a shock.”
With the trailer still missing, Heilman hoped people would keep a close eye out for it.
“It was so branded that I’m hoping that, at some point last night or early this morning, someone saw someone driving around in a Head for the Cure trailer,” she said.
Anyone who may have information on the trailer or whoever is responsible for the crime is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.