A Look Back: Stories

Honouring those affected by a brain tumour who have shared their story over the years is one way we are marking this year's 30th anniversary of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Watch this space for more stories from the past over the course of the year.

brain tumour survivor murray completing the Boston Marathon
Murray's Story: 30 Years of Survival

A lot can happen over the course of 30 years: marriages, new homes, job changes and children. For Murray Cass, the past three decades have brought all of these things, plus something more: the journey with a brain tumour. Murray is a three-time brain tumour survivor, with 1982 marking his first diagnosis.
Gene Chiarello: Shutting Out Brain Tumours
A former OHL and University of New Brunswick goalie and brain tumour survivor Gene Chiarello became a National Spokesperson for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and the Spring Sprint program in 2006. His story is just as inspiring today as it was then. 



Do you have story that you want to share?

Perhaps you are a survivor and want to share your perspective on how the brain tumour community has evolved. You might be a donor who wants to share why you give to support brain tumour patients. Or you may be a family member of someone who has experienced a brain tumour. We'd like to hear from everyone!

To share your story, complete this form or contact:

Megan Winkler
Marketing and Communications Specialist
1-800-265-5106 ext. 232

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Have you seen our blog lately? Read about people who are making a difference in the brain tumour community from our staff and volunteers to our donors, funded researchers, and medical experts. You will find advice, news, information, and interesting stories about people affected by a brain tumour. Who doesn't love a good story? You won't want to miss the inside scoop Grey Matters has in store for you!

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