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'Hip fans are everywhere': Gord Downie tribute beer a hit; November 19, 2017; CBC News
Halifax Tragically Hip fan’s artwork raises money for cancer research, to be featured on tribute beer; October 20, 2017; Global News
Glioblastoma, brain tumour that took Gord Downie's life, tough to treat: doctors; October 18, 2017; CTV News
Hip shots, posters take centre stage; September 20, 2017; London Free Press
Tragic story of Alberta student inspires University of Windsor brain tumour research; September 18, 2017; Windsor Star
UWindsor student awarded cancer research opportunity; September 15, 2017; Our Windsor
The Hidden Warning Signs Of Brain Tumours; September 14, 2017; Personal Health News
Handling a loved one’s terminal cancer diagnosis, in 5 steps; September 11, 2017; Toronto Star
Janet Hempler's story: August 23, 2017; Alberta Primetime, CTV
Undergrad one of five across Canada to help research brain cancer treatments; July 24, 2017: University of Toronto
Help fulfil a young girl's dream; June 30, 2017; Edson Leader
Walk raises awareness for brain tumours; June 26, 2017; CTV News Winnipeg
Lots of support for Brain Tumour Walk; June 11, 2017; Quinte News
PHOTOS: Annual Windsor Brain Tumour Walk; June 10, 2017; windsoriteDOTca
North Bay Brain Tumour Walk raises more than $67,000; June 6, 2017; North Bay Nugget
Saskatoon woman walks in memory of husband who died of brain tumour; June 4, 2017; CBC Saskatoon
The Brain Tumour Walk is coming to Andrew Haydon Park; May 31, 2017; Rogers Daytime TV
Walk with a brain tumour survivor this weekend; May 31, 2017;
Superheroes set to walk in support of brain cancer research; May 31, 2017; Sarnia Journal
Family walks in memory of loved ones; May 17, 2017; St. Albert Gazette
Niemi, Rashid named UNBC valedictorians; May 11, 2017; Prince George Observer
Family and friends of Lucien Nadeau organizing Sarnia's first Conquer Cancer Superhero Walk June 4; May 11, 2017; Sarnia Observer
Annual Guelph Brain Tumour Walk goes Sunday; May 4, 2017; Guelph Today
Partake in Monkey Crew Family Fun Day to help conquer cancer for Sevanah; May 2, 2017; KelownaNow
Building a Brain Tumour Registry will save Canadian lives; March 30, 2017; National Post
6-year-old girl gets first haircut to help cancer patient; March 15, 2017; CTV News Kitchener
Hundreds of musicians ready to play Stouffville Guinness World Record concert; March 8, 2017; Stouffville Sun-Tribune
Chilliwack author's dragon tale has a deeper message; March 3, 2017; Chilliwack Progress
16 days, 16 charities, one record-breaking concert for Stouffville; February 21, 2017; Stouffville Sun-Tribune
Gap in cancer stats a red flag for Brain Tumour Foundation; February 7, 2017; The Londoner


Alliston tournament in memory of Kevin Lord supports Brain Tumour Foundation; November 17, 2016;
Going above and beyond for Canada’s brain tumour registry; November 17, 2016; Amherst News Citizen-Record
Health Canada approves ALECENSARO™ - a targeted oral treatment - for patients with aggressive and rare form of lung cancer, October 31, 2016; CNW 
Early data suggests ALECENSARO also shows strong efficacy in treating the spread of lung cancer to the brain, a critical unmet need for patients.
Evan's fight 'not in vain', October 18, 2016; Brantford Expositor
After Gord Downie’s diagnosis, those touched by glioblastoma share stories of hope, heartache, August 26, 2016; Toronto Star
How The Tragically Hip helped break the stigma behind brain tumours, August 21, 2016; CBC News
Remembering Gord Downie's Great Cause Can Save A Life, August 19, 2016; Huffington Post
Dear Gord Campaign, August 19, 2016; CTV News
Gord Downie's story used by Fredericton group to tell people about brain tumours; August 18, 2016; CBC News
Gord Downie's chief oncologist, longtime Tragically Hip fan, a mainstay on tour; August 11, 2016; CBC News
Downie’s stage stamina impressive as The Hip tour hits Toronto; August 10, 2016; Yahoo News
Schell paints tribute to Downie; August 8, 2016; Northumberland Today
Edmontonian calls Gord Downie a hero; July 28, 2016; CTV News
Despite global attention, Evan's Legacy 'struggling' to attract donations; July 26, 2016; CTV News
Montreal walk fundraising for brain tumour research; June 10, 2016; Montreal Gazette
Family keeps walking to find cure for brain tumours; June 9, 2016; Windsor Star
Continuing Brandon’s legacy; June 8, 2016; The Amherst News
Gord Downie, one of 27 Canadians diagnosed daily with a brain tumour; June 6, 2016; Bay Today
Newmarket-Aurora MPP Chris Ballard aims to make May brain tumour awareness month; June 4, 2016; York Region
Calgarians with brain tumours thankful for Gord Downie’s public fight; June 4, 2016; Global News
Banff-Jasper Relay: The second generation; June 3, 2016; Canadian Running Magazine
Brain Tumour Walk; June 2, 2016; CTV Northern Ontario
Recovery possible after a brain tumour; May 31, 2016;
Annual Calgary Brain Tumour Walk & BBQ; May 29, 2016; Global News
Woodstock's Angus MacAlister is battling the same type of brain tumour, in the same place, as Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie; May 26, 2016; Woodstock Sentinel Review
Focusing on brain cancer; May 26, 2016; CTV Morning Live Atlantic
First at Five: Riding for the Registry; May 25, 2016; CTV News Atlantic
Grim Diagnosis; May 24, 2016; CTV News
Downie’s diagnosis could be watershed moment for brain cancer research; May 24, 2016; Yahoo News Canada
Brain Tumour Walk; May 20, 2016; CTV News Edmonton
Donna and the brain tumour she calls Evin; May 5, 2016; St Catharines Standard
Yellowknife couple wants to launch support group for people with brain tumours; April 25, 2016; CBC News
Guelph students raise over $145K for child brain cancer research; April 11, 2016; CBC News
Calgary baby battling brain cancer passes away; March 18, 2016; CTV News
Brightening The Future For Children With Brain Cancer; March 17, 2016; National Post 
Preparing to say goodbye to Gordon; March 16, 2016; CTV News
Film honours father's cancer experience; January 27, 2016; North Shore News


Family hopes Evan's story raises focus on brain cancer research; November 12, 2015; CTV News
Evan Leversage's legacy: Family launches fund to study childhood cancer; November 11, 2015; CBC News
Dying Ontario boy who got early Christmas now in palliative care; November 10, 2015; CTV News 
Grey for a day ... because ‘Grey Matters’, October 23, 2015; Spruce Grove Examiner
Vancouver Art Show Celebrates Creative Minds of Brain Cancer Patients, October 8, 2015; Huffington Post
Fundraising cycling trip through Europe raises $23,000 for charity. September 11, 2015; Burlington Post
'Little progress' treating form of cancer that killed YK boy, August 27, 2015; My Yellowknife Now 
A swim for herself, for the ill, August 19, 2015; Guelph Mercury
Northern B.C. fungus could contain cancer cure, August 9, 2015; The Prince George Citizen
UNBC Student Studying Possible Brain Cancer Treatment, August 7, 2015; CKPG TV
Pemberton concert a success, July 21, 2015; Whistler Question
Vers un registre national sur les tumeurs cérébrales, July 21, 2015; 
Brain tumour registry, July 17, 2015; CBC Radio (Podcast)
National brain tumour registry being created by Alberta researcher, July 17, 2015; CBC News
The Wellness Almanac: Reasons to dance, July 6, 2015; Whistler Question
An invitation to storm the barn for the Brain Tumour Foundation, June 30, 2015; Whistler Question
Gordon Smith (1962-2015): Gregarious, rambunctious Ashbury grad never lost his love for life, June 19, 2015; Ottawa Citizen
Spring Sprint supports local families and funds research, June 14, 2015; Windsor Star
Windsor Spring Sprint for brain tumour research is Saturday, June 11, 2015; Windsor Star
Banff Jasper Relay 2015, June 10, 2015; The Fitzhugh
Lutter pour vivre à 35 ans, June 5, 2015; TVA Nouvelles
Newmarket's Chuck Mott on mend from brain cancer, helps raise awareness; June 4, 2015; Newmarket Era
Biology students to share their brain cancer research results at fundraising walk; June 4, 2015; University of Windsor
Team walks for hope in battle against brain tumours; June 3, 2015; Exeter Times
Brain tumour fundraiser deemed a success; May 30, 2015; Montreal Gazette
Spring Sprint; May 29, 2015; Edmonton CTV News
Spring Sprint raises funds to help people with brain tumours, May 25, 2015; Inside Belleville
Victoria Spring Sprint raises money for brain cancer research, May 24, 2015; CHEK News
Tumor survivor gives back, May 5, 2015; Niagara This Week
Brampton’s Joe Martelli will walk at Spring Sprint, a year after being paralysed, April 27, 2015; Brampton Guardian
Working in concert to make a difference, April 12, 2015; Montreal Gazette
Docs On Ice hits London, April 10, 2015; Western Journalism Report
Brain Fair comes to Children's Museum, April 3, 2015; Londoner
Federal Health Minister to make Announcement for World Cancer Day, February 4, 2015; AM640
Year of the Brain speaks to brain injury, mental health, January 29, 2015; London Community News
Brain Matters, Thursday, January 29, 2015; London Free Press
Year of the Brain, Wednesday, January 28, 2015; Blackburn News
2015 is the Year of the Brain, Wednesday, January 28, 2015; The Londoner
Edmonton bride-to-be sells head pieces in memory of late father who died of brain cancer, Friday, January 9, 2015; Edmonton Sun
The Gordi Project, Thursday, January 7, 2015; CTV Edmonton


Brain Tumour Awareness Month, October 27, 2014; CTV Island News
Longtime Fredericton councillor David Kelly dies after 7-year battle with brain tumour, October 26, 2014; Global News
Un tueur habite dans ma tête, 25 Octobre 2014; Le Journal de Montreal
Child with inoperable brain tumour sparks foundation, October 23, 2014; Montreal Gazette
Brain Tumour Awareness Month, October 20, 2014; Timmins Press
Brain Tumour Journey, October 17, 2014; CTV News
North Bay walks for brain tumour research and support, September 21, 2014; Bay Today
Diagnosis a relief, survivors say, September 21, 2014; North Bay Nugget
Brain Tumour walk raises funds for support and research, September 20, 2014; Sudbury Northern Life
Brain tumours impact 3 of Sudbury woman's loves, September 18, 2014: CBC News
Brainy fundraiser keeps growing, June 8, 2014; Belleville Intelligencer
Brain tumour survivor Trevor Harrison to run Ottawa Spring Sprint, May 29, 2014; Ottawa Citizen
Tournament to honour fallen teen, May 28, 2014; The Record
Our Community: Siblings pitch in to help sick kids, May 23, 2014; Times Columnist
Brain Tumour Foundation Spring Sprint, May 28, 2014; Global Calgary
Spring Sprint for brain tumours, May 22, 2014; Belleville Intelligencer
Spring Sprint, May 22, 2014; CTV News Edmondon
Health First: brain tumours require quick action, May 20, 2014; Vancouver Courier
Kimm Fletcher made a valiant bid for life-prolonging treatment, May 18, 2014; The Globe and Mail
Spring Sprint supports Tumour Foundation, May 14, 2014; Winnipeg Sun
Teen dies just days after brain tumour diagnosis, May 12, 2014; The Record
When it Comes to Brain Tumours, There Is Strength in Numbers, May 8, 2014; Huffington Post
Brain tumour awareness walk, May 8, 2014; Island Parent
Research and awareness of brain tumours, May 6, 2014; CTV News Atlantic
Wrapping up a successful London Spring Sprint, May 5, 2014; Rogers TV
Hamilton-born man considers himself Peter 2.0 after surviving brain tumour, May 3, 2014; The Hamilton Spectator
Mother loses battle with brain cancer, April 28, 2014; CTV Toronto/ National
Spring Sprint raises $180,000, April 26, 2014; Metro London
Spring Sprint pushes even further, April 26, 2014; London Community News
Donations Collected In Honour Of Beloved Family Member Stolen, April 25, 2014; AM980
Collection jar swiped from fast-food outlet, April 24, 2014;
Spring Sprint participants share inspiring stories of hope, April 21; Brampton Guardian
Spring Sprint London, April 20, 2014; The London Free Press
Mighty Quinner’s sharing story of brain tumour hope, April 16, 2014; London Community News,, Cambridge Times,
Family sharing brain tumour hope, April 10, 2014; CTV News London
From brain tumour to saying what's on her mind, February 10-16, 2014; Saskatoon Express
Amanda, @TrappedAtMyDesk on Twitter, Dies, Age Unknown, February 7, 2014;


Gallant reaches out with music, November 11, 2013; Halifax Chronicle Herald
I'm Rooting for More Brain Tumour Research, October 21, 2013; Huffington Post
Our Brain is who we are - a brain tumour can change that, October 15, 2013; Huffington Post
My Story, Your Story, Let's Tell Government!, October 7, 2013; Huffington Post
October is Brain Tumour Awareness Month, October 4, 2013; Share News
October is Brain Tumour Awareness Month, September 30, 2103; Huffington Post
Journey of Hope Inspires, September 27, 2013; London Free Press
A Laugh for the Brain, August 29, 2013; Now Magazine Toronto
Maple Leafs, Nazem Kadri in holding pattern over contract, August 13, 2013; Toronto Star
Golf Tourney Provides Hope, June 11, 2013; Westman Journal
Team Ghost Town gets brain cancer message out, June 1, 2013; Winnipeg Sun
Loving Mother Remembered as Leader, May 31, 2013; Sudbury Star
From Brain Tumour Patient to Cross-Country Runner, May 1, 2013; Huffington Post
Man Didn't Let Tumour Get Him Down, April 25, 2013; Owen Sound Sun Times
Janet's Patients Make an Impact, April 25, 2013; Ingersoll Times and Woodstock Sentinel Review
Chasing a dream in the Spring Sprint, April 16, 2013; London Community News
Springing into action his way of giving back, April 15, 2013; London Free Press
Adam Collins establishing gala in honour of his wife Karla, March 12, 2013; Peterborough Examiner
From the prime of his life to death by a brain tumour in eight months, March 4, 2013; Edmonton Sun


The cost of cancer, November 29, 2012; RogersTV London (Please note that this link is only the first segment of the 30-minute show that aired)
New hope for Canadians living with brain cancer, November 20, 2012; RogersTV London
Guelph woman swimming, biking, running for a cure, August 13, 2012; The Guelph Mercury
7-year-old, family in Belle River overwhelmed at support after brain tumour diagnosis, August 10, 2012; The Windsor Star
Charlie's Walk to raise funds for Brain Tumour Foundation, June 28, 2012; The Guardian
Non-profits face social media challenge, June 21, 2012; London Free Press
Cancer Walk, June 20, 2012; CBC Island Morning
Bikers Hit the Road to Battle Brain Cancer, June 18, 2012; Cornwall Seaway News
Boy, 10, guest of honour at cancer fight ride, June 18, 2012; Cornwall Standard Freeholder
Global challenge for life, June 7, 2012; Victoria Times Colonist
Fighting brain tumours one trim at a time, June 7, 2012; The Record
Bikers hitting the road to battle brain tumours, June 7, 2012; Cornwall Seaway News
Hintonburg Triathlete Focuses on the Positives, June 6, 2012; Your Ottawa Region
Banff-Jasper Relay raises funds for brain tumour research, June 6, 2012; Running Magazine
Dozens to sprint in honour of spirited Calgary cancer fighter, June 4, 2012; Metro Calgary
Banff Jasper Relay this Saturday, May 30, 2012; Banff Crag & Canyon
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, May 30, 2012; CTV Edmonton
Brain Tumour Survivor, May 29, 2012; Global TV Edmonton
Spring Sprint, May 24, 2012; Shaw TV Edmonton
Researcher Imagines a Cure; May 20, 2012; North Shore News
Nurses Sprint to Aid Brain Tumour Research, May 18, 2012; Vancouver Courier
Supporting the brain tumour fight; May 14, 2012; Chatham Daily News
Tumour Turns Guelph Woman into Tireless Firecracker, May 3, 2012; Guelph Tribune
The old man of the cancer ward, May 2, 2012: Hamilton Spectator
Sprinters will run for David Bloom, April 30, 2012; Brampton Guardian
Knock out brain tumours at Durham Boxing Academy, March 17, 2012; Oshawa This Week
Industry Rally, March 11, 2012; North Shore News/
Riding to a new level, January 9, 2012; Cornwall Standard Freeholder


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