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It's time to 'Go Grey in May'. We are now encouraging all Canadians to raise awareness for Brain Tumour Awareness Month by wearing Grey! Clothing, hats, fingernails, it all counts!
New for 2017, we have 350 grey ribbons available to help 350 people turn May grey. Request your ribbon here, or do you think we can get 35 companies to turn grey for a day? If your company is interested, please let us know! We have a fundraising kit (that includes some ribbons) for dress-down / wear-grey days! Request your kit here!
Here's a video that Claire has shared with us in 2016!:
In 2017, we would love to see 35 landmarks light up to mark Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada's 35th Anniversary!
If you can help light up a landmark in your area, please contact Amy who would love to hear from you!
Here are some of the landmarks that are confirmed for 2017 so far:
If you see any of these places lit up, please send Amy photos!
Here are some of the pictures of the landmarks that were lit up in 2016...
With thanks to The Niagara Falls Illumination Board, on May 1, 2016, Niagara Falls turned orange at approximately 10:00 pm to raise awareness of Brain Tumours!
We wanted to turn Niagara Falls grey, but it wasn't one of the colour options available, so we picked another colour that you all would recognize. See more photos here.
It seems very appropriate that one of the most iconic landmarks along the border of the United States of America helped raise awareness of brain tumours for the first North American Brain Tumour Awareness Month!
In the City of Edmonton, the bridge will be lit up in grey on May 3 in support of the brain tumour community!
Many thanks to the volunteer effort in Edmonton for this opportunity!
The CN Tower will be lit orange May 4 in acknowledgement of Brain Tumour Awareness Month!
The lighting will begin at sunset, however it won’t become fully visible until the sky darkens sufficiently approximately 30 minutes later. A standard light show will run for 8 minutes at the top of every hour.
City of London buildings and amenities were lit orange on Monday, May 9, 2016, in support of Brain Tumour Awareness Month.
This includes City Hall, the JA Taylor Building at Wellington and Dundas, the Fountain at the Forks, and London Life!
The Calgary Tower was lit orange in the last week of May for Brain Tumour Awareness Month!
We ended the month the way it started, by lighting up something big! This time, the Toronto sign in Nathan Phillips Square!
Thank you to everyone who helped light up buildings and raise awareness!
We achieved a lot and we can't wait to do it again next May.
Is there a memorable way that we can raise awareness in your community? Contact Amy today to let us know!
Awareness is more than just colour! Do you think we can get 35 proclamations in 2017 to mark Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada's 35th Anniversary?
We have received proclamations for 2017 from:
If you would like to approach your local Mayor, please contact Amy, for more information and a draft letter and proclamation to get you started.
Note, not all muncipalities issue proclamations any more, but we are very grateful to those that do!
Here are some of the proclamations from 2016... The Mayor of Vancouver, BC was the first to provide us with a declaration to share with you all, followed by the Province of BC, the City of Yellowknife, the City of Calgary, the City of Victoria, the City of Welland and the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario!
There are over 120 types of brain tumour!
International data suggests that Canada has one of the highest incidence rates for brain cancer in the world. Canada has not systematically recorded incidence rates for all primary brain tumours, traditionally omitting non-malignant brain tumours. An estimated two-thirds of all non-malignant brain tumours are not reported in cancer registries and yet they can be just as devastating as malignant ones. This must change in Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s 35th anniversary milestone year. That is why we are passionate about building a Canadian Brain Tumour Registry.
You can give instantly. Text BRAINTUMOUR RGSTRY to 20222 to donate $10 to ensure that every brain tumour counts.
As these funds will go to support the Brain Tumour Registry Project and so these funds will be also be DOUBLED! Find out more about Text to Donate.
Host a Morning Tea (Cuppa) for Brain Tumour Awareness Month. You can hold your tea anytime in the month of May. You can involve your coworkers, club members, school members – anyone that needs a break.
How to get started: Register your “Cuppa” with Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and we will send out a pre-packaged kit that will have some event tips and display material for your Cuppa.
Plan your event: Decide if you will be doing this in the comfort of your home, at the club, or at your place of work. Please get any necessary approvals to do so and talk to managers and have them behind your cuppa as they can help to spread the word too. Book your location, set a date and time and start planning. Once you have all the details, we can send you a secured link where donations can be made to your event and receipted.
To receive further information, please contact Eileen Quigg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are 7 Brain Tumour Walk events in May!
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Brampton, ON; Guelph, ON
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Edmonton, AB; Fredericton, NB
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Hamilton-Niagara, ON; Victoria, BC; Yellowknife, NT
For those events taking place in June, Brain Tumour Awareness Month is a great time to be fundraising!
Brain Tumour Awareness Month is a great opportunity to raise awareness and also a great opportunity for fundraising. How much you want to do, is up to you!
If you are fundraising, here are some significant amounts to bear in mind:
This year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada has been providing hope for 35 years. With your help, we will be here for 35 more, or until the cause of and a cure for brain tumours has been found. Learn more...and Join the Movement to End Brain Tumours.
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