This spring you laced up to raise more than $1.66 million to lift the burden of a brain tumour. Thank you!
There's still time to donate! You can mail in your contribution up until December 31, 2013. Send your donation to:
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
620 Colborne St. Suite 301 | London, ON N6B 3R9 ** Please note on your cheque that the payment is for your city’s Spring Sprint or to a particular participant/team.
Find your closest city to see how much was raised and view photos and videos!
Spring Sprint is a nation-wide movement transforming the future for brain tumour patients and families. This means funding critical research into the cause of and cure for brain tumours. It also means ensuring the 55,000 Canadians living with the disease have access to the important support and information programs that are uniquely needed.
Video: 'Transform the Future for Brain Tumour Patients and Survivors with Spring Sprint'
For survivor Ben Seewald, it’s been over 15 years since he heard the startling words, “you have a brain tumour.” And since that day, it’s been a priority for him to not let that diagnosis direct his outlook on life. This spring, Ben is lacing up his running shoes and taking off cross-country to honour all Canadians facing the battle with a brain tumour. Having re-learned how to walk and talk, Ben has maintained his love of running and will take part in 10 of the 20 Spring Sprints happening between April and June. For him, it’s the ultimate expression of his personal belief that having a brain tumour “doesn’t mean you have to lose the things you enjoy.” By signing up for the ten events, Ben is also taking part in the most Spring Sprints he’s ever joined, which is no small feat. “Attending events has always helped me honour those who have or will struggle with a brain tumour diagnosis. The hope you feel in each city is incomparable.” Read Ben's story...
Learn more about some of the survivors and families who are committed to supporting this work in Your Stories.
Change the life of one brain tumour survivor
It's Giving Tuesday -- and you can change the life of a brain tumour survivor.
Bailey began her brain tumour journey when she was 14 years old.
For her, the chance to pursue a nursing career is a dream come true.
After all the great care I received during my many hospitalizations I began to consider nursing as a career path.
I want nothing more than to make young children experiencing an illness feel the way the nurses made me feel --
safe, loved and appreciated."