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 you can participate in: 

Hats for Hope

Hats for HopeJoin us in International Brain Tumour Awareness Week or on October 24, 2019 – the second 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.

In 2018 we donated an incredible 37,988kms! That's 95% of a circle around the Earth at the Equator! Thank you!

Stay tuned to find out the 2019 total!

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 13th 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 November 30, 2019.

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 on social media and tag us @BrainTumourFdn!

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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