A Message of Courage

A message of courage for Gord Downie and all Canadians who have been affected by a brain tumour. 

We are here for all Canadians who have been affected by a brain tumour,
with support, education, information and research.

Every day, 27 Canadians hear the words "You have a brain tumour".  At least, that's what we think.  We don't actually know, as not all brain tumours are counted in Canada.  We want to change that.  Find out more.

If you are wondering what the signs and symptoms of a brain tumour are, find out more.

If you want to learn more about brain tumours, (there are 120+ types!) find out more.

If you are newly diagnosed and want to learn more about our handbooks, children's story book, support groups, BrainWAVE program for children and other support tools, find out more.

Get involved! Join the movement to end brain tumours!

If you are wondering how you can help raise awareness of brain tumours, wear grey! Especially in cities where The Tragically Hip are on tour! We are encouraging all Canadians to come together to wear grey to show their support! Share your pictures with us and we will spread the word on social media! Find out more.

We are aware that there are many Canadians who would like to send a message of support to Gord Downie. Dear Gord is a website that has been set up to do just that. Find out more.

We are also being contacted by some tribute bands, who are fundraising for us! Bands like:

  • The Almost Hip, Saturday July 23, 2016 2-8pm, Kitchener, ON. Find out more.
  • Practically Hip, Friday, August 5, 2016, 9pm, Hamilton, ON. Find out more.

The Almost Hip are continuing their support of the Canadian Brain Tumour Registry Project with an event on November 13, 2016 in Kitchener, ON. Find out more.

Plus we are aware of screenings of the final concert in:


  • Ptarmigan Inn, Hay River, NT
  • Jack Astors, Ancaster, ON 
  • John Max Sport & Wings, Windsor, ON
  • McLeans Pub, Montreal, QC

Canadians who have been affected by brain tumours are strong, courageous people. We are here to support you. We are here to listen. We are just a phone call away. Please call us on 1-800-265-5106.  

donate buttonHelp for Canadians affected by a brain tumour occurs because of the generosity of people like you. Programs and services as well as critical research is funded solely through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. 
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