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In the News: Losing Two Athletic Greats

February 17, 2012

 

Today we learned about two athletic greats losing their lives to brain tumours: former Montreal Expo catcher and Hall of Fame member Gary Carter and former Toronto and Winnipeg fullback Warren Hudson

Late yesterday afternoon, Gary Carter's (often referred to as ‘The Kid’)  family shared the news that he had passed away via their Caringbridge site, which we shared a few weeks ago on our blog. While Gary Carter's journey was public, Warren Hudson kept his brain tumour diagnosis more private. What is certain is that both of these men and their families faced unpredictable and complex journeys involving physical and emotional challenges. We send our sincerest condolences to families and friends of both of these men.

From these announcements, we are sadly reminded that brain tumours don’t discriminate; they affect people of all ages and backgrounds.  Every day 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour, that’s more than one person every hour. We are here to help each of these people as we work together towards a cure.

We will continue to raise funds to work to improve the quality-of-life of patients and to fund the research necessary to find the ever-elusive cure.  You can join us as we continue the fight. Find all the ways you can help here.

Finally, we also send our thoughts to everyone affected by a brain tumour, whether you are newly diagnosed, under treatment, in recovery or coping with the loss of a loved one. If you or someone you know has been affected by a brain tumour, you can lean on us.

 

Read our blog posts about these losses on the Courage and Hope blog.

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