Hats Tribute

At first glance, an assortment of bike helmets, toques, baseball caps and panama hats seems to have little significance. The collection that is the Hats Tribute however, is anything but ordinary.

Each hat represents the many faces of brain tumours. Each one belongs to a diagnosed patient who has taken the courageous, often life-changing, journey with the disease. Included with many of the hats is a photo of the inspirational person who has been affected, along with a story which shares their personal triumphs and challenges.

By clicking on the photos below, you can view the hats and read inspiring stories of courage. 'Thank You' to everyone who has helped with this display.

(If you have contributed a hat and/or story to the Hats Tribute, we welcome updates of all kinds. You can change the story, add new photos etc.)

You can also view videos of the Hats Tribute.

 

To contribute a hat or update a story, please contact:

Amy Mathias
Online Community Engagement Associate
amathias@braintumour.ca

Henderson (Root), Marion

Henderson (Root), Marion

In memory of Marion Henderson (Root) April 29, 1929 - July 29, 1963 "Love you forever!"
Herman, Rael

Herman, Rael

I am finished wearing the Du Rag, but it conjures up memories.
Hope, Mariana

Hope, Mariana

New Glasgow Support Group
Heffler, Onika Claire

Heffler, Onika Claire

On December 14, 2006, Onika was taken to the emergency room at the IWK for having a very high fever.
Howes, David Peter

Howes, David Peter

In honour of David Peter Howes
Hoyt, Sandy (Alexander)

Hoyt, Sandy (Alexander)

Sandy was known as "… that nice man on the radio…" at radio station CHFI-FM in Toronto.
Huggan, Steve

Huggan, Steve

Steven always played Santa at Christmas, going to people’s houses and making children happy.
Hats Tribute Videos

Hats Tribute Videos


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Hats for Hope

Today, 8 Canadians will learn they have brain cancer. That's 3,000 Canadians each year. That's why we have launched Hats for Hope a nation-wide brain cancer awareness campaign and are calling on all Canadians to pledge support for brain cancer research. Join us in International Brain Tumour Awareness Week, October 20 - 27, 2018, or on October 24, 2018 – the first Brain Cancer Awareness Day in Canada – by wearing a hat, taking a selfie or group photo, and sharing it on social using #HatsForHope

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