International Brain Tumour Awareness Week

Proud Supporters of the IBTA WeekOctober 26 - November 2, 2019

The 13th International Brain Tumour Awareness Week will be held from Saturday, October 26 to Saturday, November 2, 2019.

Organized by the International Brain Tumour Alliance, the week encourages activities that draw attention to the particular challenges of a brain tumour and the need for an increased research effort.

We have been proud supporters of this effort for many years.

Click on any of the drop downs below to get ideas of some of the awareness activities that took place in 2018 for the 12th annual Brain Tumour Awareness Week (October 20-27, 2018): 

Join us at the Brain Tumour National Conference!

Brain Tumour National ConferenceOur Brain Tumour National Conference has been deliberately timed to start and end International Brain Tumour Awareness Week.

There are three main components to the Conference:

  • Celebration Dinner, Toronto, Friday, October 19, 2018
  • National Conference, Toronto, Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • National Conference, Montreal, Saturday, October 27, 2018

The two National Conference events (one in English, one in French) will be live streamed.

We have an exciting agenda and cannot wait to see you all (either in person or online)!

We hope that all those attending the Brain Tumour National Conference can please wear grey to raise awareness of brain tumours and their devastating consequences.

Hats for Hope

Hats for HopeJoin us in International Brain Tumour Awareness Week 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. Please also tag us @BrainTumourFdn.

Learn more about Hats for Hope.

Share the Brain Tumour Walk kilometres we will be donating

The International Brain Tumour Alliance looks for brain tumour organizations, such as ours, to symbolically 'donate' the kilometres you walked at events like Brain Tumour Walk to their Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours campaign.

This year we are donating an incredible 37,988kms! That's 95% of a circle around the Earth at the Equator! Thank you!

We hope that you will share this amount with your friends and family and encourage them to join us in your city next year!

Brain Tumour Walk!

Brain Tumour Walk

If there wasn't a walk near you, don't forget that we have a Do-It-Yourself Walk that you can do any time, any where, any distance.

The 12th Annual Brain Tumour Awareness Week could be a great week to go for a stroll!

We are also still able to collect your funds raised from Brain Tumour Walk events until December 31, 2018.

Be social!

Wear Grey!

Our team wear grey to raise awareness of brain tumoursGrey is the colour of the brain, and the colour of our awareness ribbon. By wearing grey, and telling people why its important to know the signs and symptoms of a brain tumour, you can help raise awareness of this little known disease. 

Our team are pictured left, all wearing grey.  If you are wearing grey, share your selfie with Amy, and let us know if we can share it on social media, or share it on social media and tag us @BrainTumourFdn!

We hope to see lots of grey at our Brain Tumour National Conference as well.

Awareness or Fundraising or Both...its up to you!

Brain Tumour Awareness Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness and also a great opportunity for fundraising. How much you want to do, is up to you!  

If you are fundraising, here are some significant amounts to bear in mind:

  • Tax Receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more
  • $27 honours the 27 Canadians diagnosed with a brain tumour every day
  • $52 signifies the estimated number of visits a newly diagnosed patient will make to their health care team in the first year after a brain tumour diagnosis (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, blood work, etc.)
  • $120 signifies the number of different types of brain tumours about which we need more research.

You can donate to support the brain tumour community today. Your one-time, tribute or recurring gift brings hope to the estimated 189 Canadians that will be diagnosed with a brain tumour during Brain Tumour Awareness Week. Thank you.

 

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