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For some time now our friends in the United States have had the slogan 'Go Gray in May'. We are now encouraging all Canadians to raise awareness for Brain Tumour Awareness Month by wearing Grey! Clothing, hats, fingernails, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada merchandise, it all counts! Share your story about how you helped Turn May Grey here and maybe we will share it on social media.
Here's a video that Claire has shared with us!:
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!
Brain tumour advocates across the country have been working hard to have May declared as Brain Tumour Awareness Month across the country. 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!
If you would like to approach your local Mayor, please contact Tanya, for more information and a draft letter and proclamation to get you started.
There are over 120 types of brain tumour!
Brain Tumour Awareness Month is a great opportunity to highlight some of those different types of brain tumours and the impact that they have, so we will be focussing on a different tumour type for each day in May.
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!
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Fredericton, NB; Brampton, ON; Edmonton, AB
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Guelph, ON; Hamilton-Niagara, ON; Yellowknife, NT; Victoria, BC
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:
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