Brain Cancer Awareness Day

Today, 8 Canadians will learn they have brain cancer.1 That's 3,000 Canadians each year. 

Canada currently has one of the highest rates of brain tumour incidents in the world 2. Between 1992 and 2008, 13,340 Canadians died from glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) alone 3. No new discoveries have been made for a decade. Research and innovation is needed now more than ever.

We are declaring October 24, 2018 as the first Brain Cancer Awareness Day in Canada! On that day, we hope to make people aware of the devastation of this disease, but also letting everyone that there is HOPE! 
 
Join us on October 24, 2018, by wearing a hat, taking a selfie or group photo, and sharing it on social using #HatsForHope.

Funds donated in support of Hats for Hope, will ensure that Canadians find hope. Hope through support. Hope through research. Hope for a cure. 

 

Thank you!

1 Canadian Cancer Statistics Publication. Page 42. Canadian Cancer Society 
2 Global incidence of malignant brain and other central nervous system tumors by histology, 2003–2007. Rebecca Leece et al. Neuro-Oncology, Volume 19, Issue 11, 19 October 2017, Pages 1553-1564
3 Canadian brain cancer survival rates by tumour type and region: 1992-2008, Canadian Journal of Public Health. Vol 107. No. 1 2016. pg. 3.

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