Brain Awareness Week

brain awareness week logoBrain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

Every March, BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages.

The Brain Matters!

It matters to us because every day 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour. Because of the location of the tumour - the brain! -, families are often doubly devastated by both the diagnosis and the impact the tumour has on their loved one’s physical and intellectual abilities as well as their personality.

This disease affects people of all ages and backgrounds. In fact, brain tumours are the leading cause of solid cancer death in children under the age of 20, now surpassing acute lymphoblastic leukemia. And they are the third leading cause of solid cancer death in young adults ages 20-39.

The burden of a brain tumour can be significant and change must be made. 

There are many ways you can mark Brain Awareness Week and the importance of brain tumour research including:

For more suggestions or ideas on how to get involved with an awareness display, contact: 

For suggestions, ideas or to get started today contact:

Eileen Quigg
Community Events Officer
equigg@braintumour.ca
1-800-265-5106 or 519-642-7755, ext. 224

- See more at: http://www.braintumour.ca/143/community-and-awareness-events#sthash.YyOymKOZ.dpuf

Eileen Quigg
Community Events Officer
equigg@braintumour.ca
1-800-265-5106 or 519-642-7755, ext. 224
 

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