Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

More children die each year from brain tumours than any other childhood cancer.

We don’t know enough to stop these tumours or to reduce the impact of treatment.

We need more help.

The symbol for Childhood Cancer Awareness is a gold ribbon. The symbol for brain tumours is a grey ribbon. For children fighting a brain tumour, that's two ribbons, too many.

Protect Your Peepers This September we are encouraging all Canadians to Protect Your Peepers!

Schedule an appointment for your family to visit an optometrist today!

Protect your Peepers! is an initiative from Monkey Crew Against D.I.P.G., a non-profit Childhood Brainstem Cancer Awareness Organization. Find out more.

Help raise awareness about this issue by sharing this page on social media, talking to your community about it, sharing our PSA (below) and contributing to the cause.

When you give, you help people like Riley, a pediatric brain tumour survivor, and his mom Coral-Ann.

Riley's Story

Riley was just six-and-a-half when he was diagnosed with a fast-growing medulloblastoma, one of the most common pediatric brain tumours. He had to have several surgeries, plus chemotherapy and radiation, to treat the cancer. Riley had to learn how to walk and talk again. Watch their story in a video or read more...

 

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Where our footsteps lead...

We remain inspired by the bravery and perseverance of the brain tumour community, including kids like 6-year-old Joshua, who completed the Brain Tumour Walk just two weeks after brain surgery for a Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumour. Read from Joshua's Dad's perspective about their brain tumour journey.

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Spotlight

Meagan's Story: I am not alone...

"As I navigate (very wobbly I might add) through life’s challenges, I have realized that I am not alone." We are looking forward to...

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Danielle's Story of Living with Cushings

Did you know: Brain Tumour Survivors wear blue t-shirts at Brain Tumour Walk events, which makes it really easy to spot survivors like...

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Upcoming Events

  • 28/Jun/2017: Toronto Support Group: Meets at Wellspring Westerkirk House at Sunnybrook, Toronto, ON... Learn more >
  • 29/Jun/2017: Virtual Support Group East: Virtual Support Group for Eastern Canada... Learn more >
  • 29/Jun/2017: Sarnia Support Group: Meets at St. Giles Presbyterian Church,770 Lakeshore Road Sarnia, ON... Learn more >
  • 01/Jul/2017: Mongol Rally: Goodwood, UK to Ulan Ude, Russia!... Learn more >
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