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We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This September in Paradise, they won’t!

Paradise, NL, September 25, 2017 – Chris had always considered himself to be a healthy person, until one August day in 2015 he had a seizure - one that lead to an unexpected diagnosis. “I always had headaches, but I brushed them off as normal,” recalls Chris. “You don’t really go to the doctor expecting to hear you have a brain tumour.” Read the Media Release...
The future for brain tumour survivors depends upon young researchers joining the field and a University of Windsor Undergraduate Science Student is doing just that!

Windsor ON, September 8, 2017 – University of Windsor Undergraduate Science Student, Alexander Rodzinka, has received funding to pursue his passion in neuro-oncology and a future in medical research thanks to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Read the Media Release...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This June in Vancouver, they won’t!

Vancouver, BC – In this 35th Anniversary year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be returning to Vancouver for its 23rd annual Brain Tumour Walk, a unique opportunity to celebrate survivors, honour and remember those who have passed away, and raise awareness about this devastating disease. Run by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and local volunteers, this event will raise money for programs, services, and life-changing research. The fundraising goal for Vancouver’s Brain Tumour Walk is $45,000. Read the Media Release...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This June in Winnipeg, they won’t!

Winnipeg, MB – In this 35th Anniversary year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be returning to Winnipeg for its 12th Annual Brain Tumour Walk, a unique opportunity to celebrate survivors, honour and remember those who have passed away, and raise awareness about this devastating disease. Run by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and local volunteers, this event will raise money for programs, services, and life-changing research. The fundraising goal for Winnipeg’s Brain Tumour Walk is $75,000. Read the Media Release...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This June in Ottawa, they won’t!

In 2010, Pablo found himself in the ER eight times within six weeks. Intense headaches, drastic weight loss, jaundice, dizziness, and lapses in time were repeatedly dismissed by doctors, but Pablo knew that something was very wrong. Choosing to advocate for his health when others might have given up, Pablo sought out the opinion of his family practitioner and his persistence may have, in fact, saved his life. An MRI revealed a grade IV atypical meningioma on Pablo’s brain.  Read the Media Release...
Les personnes touchées par les tumeurs cérébrales ne devraient jamais marcher seules. Rendez-vous à notre Marche pour les tumeurs cérébrales de Montréal!

Montréal, Québec, 11 juin 2017 – Pour son 35e anniversaire, la Fondation canadienne des tumeurs cérébrales sera de retour à Montréal pour la 16e édition de sa marche pour les tumeurs cérébrales, une opportunité unique de célébrer les survivants, d’honorer et se souvenir des êtres chers qui nous ont quitté et de sensibiliser la population à cette maladie dévastatrice. Organisé par la Fondation canadienne des tumeurs cérébrales et une équipe de volontaires locale, cet événement permet de recueillir des fonds pour les programmes, les services et la recherche. L’objectif de financement de la Marche pour les tumeurs cérébrales de Montréal est de 50 000$.  en savoir plus...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This June in Kitchener and Waterloo, they won’t!

Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, June 6, 2017 – In this 35th Anniversary year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be returning to Kitchener-Waterloo for its 16th annual Brain Tumour Walk, a unique opportunity to celebrate survivors, honour and remember those who have passed away, and raise awareness about this devastating disease. Run by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and local volunteers, this event will raise money for programs, services, and life-changing research. The fundraising goal for Kitchener and Waterloo’s Brain Tumour Walk is $75,000, which has already been surpassed! Read the Media Alert...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This June in London, they won’t!

London, ON, May 6, 2017 – In this 35th Anniversary year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be returning to Victoria Park for the 24th annual Brain Tumour Walk, a unique opportunity to celebrate survivors, honour and remember those who have passed away, and raise awareness about this devastating disease. Run by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and local volunteers, this event will raise money for programs, services, and life-changing research. The fundraising goal for London’s Brain Tumour Walk is $200,000.  Read the Media Alert...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This June in Windsor, they won’t!

Windsor, ON, June 6, 2017 – Meet Lisa Clarke: a wife, a mother, a community volunteer, and a brain tumour survivor with an uncanny ability to find the bright side in any situation. On a morning like any other, Lisa opened her mouth to say farewell as her husband left the house, and found that she was at a complete loss for words. Read the Media Release...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This June in Belleville, they won’t!

Belleville, ON, June 6, 2017 – In this 35th Anniversary year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be returning to Belleville for its 17th annual Brain Tumour Walk, a unique opportunity to celebrate survivors, honour and remember those who have passed away, and raise awareness about this devastating disease. Run by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and local volunteers, this event will raise money for programs, services, and life-changing research. The fundraising goal for Belleville’s Brain Tumour Walk is $25,000. Read the Media Alert...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This June in Saskatoon, they won’t!

Saskatoon, SK, May 30, 2017 – In this 35th Anniversary year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be returning to Saskatoon for its 13th annual Brain Tumour Walk, a unique opportunity to celebrate survivors, honour and remember those who have passed away, and raise awareness about this devastating disease. Run by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and local volunteers, this event will raise money for programs, services, and life-changing research. The fundraising goal for Saskatoon’s Brain Tumour Walk is $25,000. Read the Media Alert...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This June in North Bay, they won’t!

North Bay, ON, May 30, 2017 – In this 35th Anniversary year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be returning to North Bay for its 4th annual Brain Tumour Walk, a unique opportunity to celebrate survivors, honour and remember those who have passed away, and raise awareness about this devastating disease. Run by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and local volunteers, this event will raise money for programs, services, and life-changing research. The fundraising goal for North Bay’s Brain Tumour Walk was $15,000, currently sitting at double that amount! Read the Media Alert...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This June in Toronto, they won’t!

Toronto, ON, May 30, 2017 – In this 35th Anniversary year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be returning to Toronto for its 23rd annual Brain Tumour Walk, a unique opportunity to celebrate survivors, honour and remember those who have passed away, and raise awareness about this devastating disease. Run by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and local volunteers, this event will raise money for programs, services, and life-changing research. The fundraising goal for Toronto’s Brain Tumour Walk is $215,000. Read the Media Alert...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This June in Sudbury, they won’t!

Sudbury, ON, May 30, 2017 – In this 35th Anniversary year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be returning to Sudbury for its 15th annual Brain Tumour Walk, a unique opportunity to celebrate survivors, honour and remember those who have passed away, and raise awareness about this devastating disease. Run by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and local volunteers, this event will raise money for programs, services, and life-changing research.  Read the Media Alert...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone.This June in Calgary, they won’t!

Calgary, AB, May 30, 2017 – In this 35th Anniversary year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be returning to Calgary for its 23rd annual Brain Tumour Walk, a unique opportunity to celebrate survivors, honour and remember those who have passed away, and raise awareness about this devastating disease. Run by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and local volunteers, this event will raise money for programs, services, and life-changing research. The fundraising goal for Calgary’s Brain Tumour Walk is $160,000. Read the Media Alert...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This May in Yellowknife, they won’t!

Yellowknife, NT, May 23, 2017 – In this 35th Anniversary year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be returning to Yellowknife for its 2nd annual Brain Tumour Walk, a unique opportunity to celebrate survivors, honour and remember those who have passed away, and raise awareness about this devastating disease. Run by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and local volunteers, this event will raise money for programs, services, and life-changing research. The fundraising goal for Yellowknife’s Brain Tumour Walk is $40,000. Read the Media Alert...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This May in Victoria, they won’t!

Victoria, BC, May 23, 2017 – In this 35th Anniversary year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be returning to Victoria for its 22nd annual Brain Tumour Walk, a unique opportunity to celebrate survivors, honour and remember those who have passed away, and raise awareness about this devastating disease. Run by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and local volunteers, this event will raise money for programs, services, and life-changing research. The fundraising goal for Victoria’s Brain Tumour Walk is $25,000. Read the Media Alert...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This May in Hamilton-Niagara, they won’t!

Hamilton, ON, May 23, 2017 – In this 35th Anniversary year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be returning to the Hamilton and Niagara region for its 12th annual Brain Tumour Walk, a unique opportunity to celebrate survivors, honour and remember those who have passed away, and raise awareness about this devastating disease. Run by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and local volunteers, this event will raise money for programs, services, and life-changing research. The fundraising goal for the Hamilton-Niagara Brain Tumour Walk is $55,000. Read the Media Alert...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This May in Fredericton, they won’t!

Fredericton, NB, May 23, 2017 – In this 35th Anniversary year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be returning to Fredericton for its 14th annual Brain Tumour Walk, a unique opportunity to celebrate survivors, honour and remember those who have passed away, and raise awareness about this devastating disease. Run by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and local volunteers, this event will raise money for programs, services, and life-changing research. The fundraising goal for Fredericton’s Brain Tumour Walk is $30,000. Read the Media Alert...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This May in Edmonton, they won’t!

Edmonton, AB, May 23, 2017 – In this 35th Anniversary year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be returning to Edmonton for its 23rd annual Brain Tumour Walk, a unique opportunity to celebrate survivors, honour and remember those who have passed away, and raise awareness about this devastating disease. Run by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and local volunteers, this event will raise money for programs, services, and life-changing research. The fundraising goal for Edmonton’s Brain Tumour Walk is $140,000. Read the Media Alert...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This May in Guelph, they won’t!

Guelph, ON, May 1, 2017 – In this 35th Anniversary year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be returning to Guelph for its 11th annual Brain Tumour Walk, a unique opportunity to celebrate survivors, honour and remember those who have passed away, and raise awareness about this devastating disease. Run by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and local volunteers, this event will raise money for programs, services, and life-changing research. The fundraising goal for Guelph’s Brain Tumour Walk is $35,000.  Read the Media Alert...
We believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone. This May in Brampton, they won’t!

Brampton, ON, May 1, 2017 – In this 35th Anniversary year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be returning to Brampton for its 17th annual Brain Tumour Walk, a unique opportunity to celebrate survivors, honour and remember those who have passed away, and raise awareness about this devastating disease. Run by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and local volunteers, this event will raise money for programs, services, and life-changing research. The fundraising goal for Brampton’s Brain Tumour Walk is $65,000. Read the Media Alert...
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada calls for every brain tumour in Canada to be counted, as it marks its 35th anniversary
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada commemorates its milestone year

London, Ontario, January 30, 2017 – International data suggests that Canada has one of the highest incidence rates for brain cancer in the world. Canada has not systematically recorded incidence rates for all primary brain tumours, traditionally omitting non-malignant brain tumours. An estimated two-thirds of all non-malignant brain tumours are not reported in cancer registries and yet they can be just as devastating as malignant ones.  This must change in Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s 35th anniversary milestone year. Download the entire release...
“I'm going to do as much as I can with each day”
St. John’s brain cancer survivor laces up for October fundraising walk

St. John’s, Newfoundland, September 20 2016 – When John Hatcher laces up his running shoes on Sunday, October 2nd, he joins over a dozen of his family members and friends for the Newfoundland & Labrador Brain Tumour Walk as team Astro-Blasters. "It's our first year," he explains, "and knowing first-hand how little is said or recognized about brain tumours, we want to help any way we can." Download the entire release...
Ahead by a Century  
A Vancouver brain cancer survivor’s series of unusual coincidences  

Vancouver, BC, June 21, 2016 – Eighteen years ago, the day after he and his wife Tiffanee announced their first pregnancy, Lawrence Sparling suffered a grand mal seizure that marked the start of a very unexpected health journey. The seizure was triggered as he played The Tragically Hip’s “Ahead By A Century” on guitar – an odd coincidence considering the recent brain cancer news from the band’s lead singer, Gord Downie. “It’s very strange to have that connection come full circle,” admits Lawrence. Download the entire release...
“Things are really different now than they were two, even one year ago!”
7-year-old brain tumour survivor laces up for Winnipeg fundraiser on June 25

Winnipeg, MB, June 20, 2016 – This Saturday, on June 25th, 7-year-old Finley Kroeker will take part in the 2016 Winnipeg Brain Tumour Walk for his first time, walking with his team Finley’s Friends. Over the past two years, Finley has gone through more than what most people do their entire lives – and his brain tumour journey continues today. Download the entire release...
Hundreds of Torontonians lace up for annual Brain Tumour Walk
For the 22nd year, Toronto community and businesses rally for brain tumour survivors and patients

Toronto, Ontario, June 13, 2016 – On Saturday, June 18, the Toronto Brain Tumour Walk will host hundreds of participants at the 22nd annual fundraising walk and fun-run to support research to find the cure for brain tumours and fund specialized resources for patients. Lilli Chan is a brain tumour survivor herself and this weekend’s Walk is her first. Download the entire release...
MPP Chris Ballard and Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada announce private member’s bill: Brain Tumour Awareness Month

(Toronto, Ont. June 2, 2016) – Today at Queen’s Park, MPP Chris Ballard and Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada introduced MPP Ballard’s private member’s bill the Brain Tumour Awareness Month Amendment Act.  If passed, this bill will proclaim May, currently the month of October, as Brain Tumour Awareness Month.  Changing the month would align Ontario with both British Columbia and the United States to create a North American Brain Tumour Awareness Month. Download the entire release...
Sisters walk in tribute to mom who passed away of brain cancer
Hundreds of supporters to lace up on June 12 for annual fundraiser for brain tumour community

Ottawa, Ontario, June 6, 2016 – On Sunday, June 12, Ottawa sisters Cassie and Lianna, along with members of “Team Mary,” will lace up their sneakers and join hundreds of supporters at the 22nd annual Ottawa Brain Tumour Walk. While the day will be full of mixed emotions, the sisters say seeing other families in similar circumstances is comforting and inspirational. Cassie adds, “As hard as it is to do the Brain Tumour Walk, it’s also healing for us. I find it is hard to talk about our mom’s journey, but being able to share her story – and hopefully help other families – is amazing. Mom was so strong and our strength came from her!”  Download the entire release...
“Don’t let the brain tumour stop you”
Debbie Ackerman faces each day as a brain cancer survivor – a very different perspective on life, she says

Montreal, QC, May 25, 2016 – For any 50-year-old, looking back on a life that’s included solo travel, university, and even a stint working at a tropical resort chain, would be satisfying; but for Debbie Ackerman, what’s even more exceptional is that she’s done all these things but is also a childhood brain cancer survivor.  Download the entire release...
“If it’s two, five or 20 years, I feel lucky for the time we have”
Brain cancer survivor and caregiver share their new perspective on life after a diagnosis

London, Ontario, June 6, 2016 – For Dave and Seng Robertson, to say their family has had to adjust to a new normal is an understatement. Over the past year, the London couple has faced a life-threatening brain cancer diagnosis, invasive surgery and radiation, and now, they lead Team Dave’s Brainiacs as part of the June 12th London Brain Tumour Walk. “As we navigate the uncertainty of cancer, it’s brought many moments of not knowing how to react,” explains Seng. “But at this moment, I have Dave – and if it’s two, five or 20 years, I feel lucky for the time we have.” Download the entire release...
“He was able to get into the ambulance and woke up unable to walk”
Seven-year-old Chase Delisle joins fundraiser for Windsor brain tumour community

Windsor, Ontario, May 2, 2016 – Chase Delisle, 7, faces daily challenges from a brain tumour but you wouldn’t know it. He roughhouses with his little brother and loves football and swimming. While the hope is that future treatment isn’t needed, the possibility is always there for Chase. “That’s why we decided as a family to support the Windsor Brain Tumour Walk. That one day if he does need another surgery, maybe there will be another option available that’s less invasive,” explains Chase’s mom, Chantelle. Download the entire release...
“I went from thinking everything was fine to being told I could die at 35.”
Candace Graham faces each day as a brain cancer survivor – a new perspective on life, she says

Saskatoon, SK, May 31, 2016 – For the past six years, Candace Graham’s life has been full of ups and downs – a “real rollercoaster,” she says. But still, this 32-year-old doesn’t let her circumstances set the tone for her days. Candace is a brain cancer survivor and this is her incredible story. 
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Hundreds lace up for annual Kitchener-Waterloo Brain Tumour Walk
For the 15th year, local community and businesses rally for brain tumour survivors and patients

Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, May 30, 2016 – On Sunday, June 5, the Kitchener-Waterloo Brain Tumour Walk will host hundreds of participants at the 15th annual fundraising walk and fun-run to support research to find the cure for brain tumours and fund specialized resources for patients. Download the entire release...
“My mantra – hakuna matata, no worries – was something that really carried me through the past few years!”
Patrick Bélec faces each day as a brain tumour survivor – a new perspective on life, he says

North Bay, ON, May 30, 2016 – Patrick lives every day with Kevin. Well, the effects Kevin had on Patrick’s life, that is. Kevin changed Patrick’s life forever, and it all started three and a half years ago in 2012. Kevin is the name Patrick gave his brain tumour. Download the entire release...
“I feel really lucky to be here!”
Gab Rodrigues faces each day as a brain tumour survivor – a new perspective on life, he says

Sudbury, ON, May 30, 2016 – Gab Rodrigues, 23, says his life changed when at the young age of 7, he first realized his own vulnerability. As a young boy, Gab experienced double vision, night terrors, severe headaches and vomiting – symptoms that took he and his mother doctor to doctor, trying to find a reason for Gab’s debilitating health changes. By the time he was 8, after a trip to the optometrist produced unexpected results, Gab would undergo brain surgery to insert a permanent shunt to ensure his spinal fluid could flow properly, relieving the pressure behind his eyes. A second operation removed the cause behind all of the young boy’s problems: Gab had a large brain tumour, a teratoma. Download the entire release...
“We felt loved and that helped us to stay strong”
Baby Gordie’s parents share their hopes for the future of childhood brain cancer

Calgary, AB, May 30, 2016 – The world first heard of Baby Gordie this past spring, when his parents, Joshua and Jerfield, shared their family’s tragic story: Baby Gordie, just one month old, had a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer – one that sadly took his very short life on March 18, 2016. Download the entire release...
Belleville’s award-winning South of 7 to perform hometown show in support of Brain Tumour Foundation

Belleville, Ontario, May 30, 2016 – When South of 7 drummer Jordon White takes the stage with his band on June 3rd at the Belleville Legion, it will be a very special occasion. Not only is this South of 7’s first hometown show of the season, but the Belleville drummer is also dedicating the concert to his mom – a brain tumour survivor. “This is my fourth year doing the local Brain Tumour Walk but I always wanted to do more, so turning our first show in Belleville into a fundraiser was a perfect fit,” explains White. Download the entire release...
Hundreds lace up for annual Victoria Brain Tumour Walk
For the 21st year, Victoria community and businesses rally for brain tumour survivors and patients

Victoria, BC, May 29, 2016 – On Sunday, May 29, the Victoria Brain Tumour Walk will host hundreds of participants at the 21st annual fundraising walk and fun-run to support research to find the cure for brain tumours and fund specialized resources for patients. Download the entire release...
First-ever Yellowknife Brain Tumour Walk smashes past fundraising goal
In its first year, Yellowknife community and businesses rally for brain tumour survivors and patients

Yellowknife, NWT, May 29, 2016 – On Sunday, May 29, Yellowknife is coming together for its first-ever Brain Tumour Walk to support research to find the cure for brain tumours and fund specialized resources for patients. But even before the event takes place, the community has rallied together and already beat its $10,000 fundraising goal – raising more than $25,000 so far, for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Download the entire release...
“We hope for a cure. For Mike, his life has completely changed.”
Family walks together to celebrate the strength of incredible brain tumour survivor

Hamilton-Niagara Region, ON, May 25, 2016 – In a few short days, the Jackowitz family will take part in the annual Hamilton-Niagara Brain Tumour Walk benefitting Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. It’s the first time the family can do this all together, as in 2015, son and brain tumour survivor Michael wasn’t able to participate due to radiation treatments. As team Jacko’s Journey, the family walks in tribute to Michael, 37, and the immense journey he’s been on since 2010. This is his story. Download the entire release...
Hundreds lace up for annual Guelph Brain Tumour Walk
For the 10th year, Guelph community and businesses rally for brain tumour survivors and patients

Guelph, ON, May 29, 2016 – On Sunday, May 29, the Guelph Brain Tumour Walk will host hundreds of participants at the 10th annual fundraising walk and fun-run to support research to find the cure for brain tumours and fund specialized resources for patients. Download the entire release...
How do you battle the unknown and uncontrolled?
Olivia Hughes faces each day as a brain tumour survivor – a new perspective on her life, she says

Edmonton, Alberta, May 5, 2016 – For MacEwan University student Olivia Hughes, every day brings its challenges as the 20-year-old contends with vision loss, epileptic seizures and a cane to accommodate her mobility needs. Olivia is a brain tumour survivor – something she says she only recently came to identify with, thanks in part to the Edmonton Brain Tumour Walk, which takes place this year on Saturday, May 28. “After seeing all the people – the sheer number of survivors at the Walk – that’s when I understood that this disease affects all kinds of people. That I was part of this community too.” Download the entire release...
Hundreds lace up for annual Brampton Brain Tumour Walk
For the 16th year, Brampton community and businesses rally for brain tumour survivors and patients

Brampton, Ontario, May 28, 2016 – On Saturday, May 28, the Brampton Brain Tumour Walk will host hundreds of participants at the 16th annual fundraising walk and fun-run to support research to find the cure for brain tumours and fund specialized resources for patients. Download the entire release...
“There’s no tempting Lucky Number 7!”
Ben Poudrier faces each day as a brain tumour survivor – a new perspective on life, he says

Fredericton, NB, May 25, 2016 – For 30-year-old Benoit Poudrier, the past three years have been a journey to say the least. But despite six brain surgeries, meningitis, and blood clots in his legs due to hospital stays, this brain tumour survivor has kept his sense of humour. “I had six brain surgeries total by April 2015, and I certainly don’t want anymore. For me, there’s no tempting Lucky Number 7!” Download the entire release...
“His fight wasn’t, and will not be, in vain,” says grieving mom
Evan’s Legacy to donate $70,000 to ground-breaking childhood brain cancer research

LONDON, CANADA, May 2 2016 – For Nicole Wellwood, it’s been five months since her 7-year-old son Evan passed away. And while every day is a challenge, the incredible support shown to Nicole’s family and children during this time has allowed the grieving mother to keep a promise she made to Evan: To help put an end to brain cancer so no other child goes through what Evan did. Download the entire release...
Guelph High School Students Give $293,988 to Childhood Brain Cancer Research

LONDON, CANADA, April 9 2016 – An anniversary was made even more special on Saturday, April 9 when an announcement was made at John F. Ross Collegiate and Vocational Institute (Guelph, ON) that $146,994 will be donated to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s childhood brain cancer research grant – smashing the school’s original goal of $50,000. Download the entire release...
One more Christmas wish for Evan
Family of Evan Leversage directs donations to new Brain Tumour Foundation legacy fund

November 12, 2015: London, ON – Christmas came early to St. George, Ontario this year, and also to the hearts of people around the world. More than 7,000 people gathered on the streets of the small town to ring in the season for Evan Leversage, a young boy with brain cancer who wanted nothing more than one last Christmas. Now, as Evan has entered palliative care and his family keeps vigil by his side, they are determined to pay it forward. The world brought Christmas to Evan, and now Evan is giving the gift of Christmas back. The family has turned to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to manage a fund, aptly named Evan’s Legacy. People hoping to pay tribute to Evan can donate to the fund to keep Evan’s Christmas spirit alive. Download the entire release...
Acclaimed Aboriginal Singer Laces Up for Winnipeg Brain Tumour Walk

June 23, 2015: Winnipeg, MB – Hearing loss that started out as an aggravation for acclaimed Aboriginal singer Rhonda Head, eventually revealed something she never expected to be the root cause: a large non-malignant brain tumour. Today, Rhonda manages the repercussions of the disease and its treatments, which left her with partial paralysis and deafness in her right ear – a significant challenge for someone who relies on hearing to perform. That’s why she takes part in the Winnipeg Spring Sprint – to ensure others who face a brain tumour diagnosis can find the support and services they need to feel knowledgeable about the disease.  Download the entire release...
Every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour
Kitchener-Waterloo survivors, families and friends raising funds and awareness for brain tumour research and patient programs

June 5, 2015: Kitchener-Waterloo, ON – Every hour of every day, more than one Canadian learns they have a brain tumour. It’s a diagnosis that changes life in an instant – for the patient and their loved ones. On June 6, Kitchener-Waterloo area brain tumour patients, survivors, their family and friends are coming together for the annual Spring Sprint. The event is run by a dedicated group of local volunteers determined to improve the lives of those affected by a brain tumour. The KW event is part of the national effort by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to raise funds and awareness about brain tumours. Download the entire release...
“I live as positively as I can in the face of uncertainty”

June 5, 2015: Ottawa, ON – For 28-year-old Denis Raymond, the past two years have been eye-opening. The young teacher was diagnosed with the most aggressive form of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), at just 26 years of age. With a deep love for helping others, Denis says his brain tumour journey revitalized this passion and gave him new insights into how he can share personal experiences to support people facing similar circumstances. He’s also learned first-hand just how long it takes for novel treatments to reach those who need it most. That’s one of the reasons Denis has joined Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s Spring Sprint – to shine the spotlight on how necessary research is to find the cure for this devastating disease.  Download the entire release...
"Brain cancer is so terrible"
Vancouver family pays tribute to grandmother 14 years after her death

June 5, 2015: Vancouver, BC – Grandparents hold a very special place in our hearts. Oftentimes they’re the ones who snuck us sweets or told silly jokes. For Vancouver, BC’s Darcy Craig, it was important for her young son Mason to know his grandmother, but there was just one thing: Darcy’s mom passed away from brain cancer metastases in 2001 – long before little Mason was born.  Download the entire release...
Every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour
Halifax survivors, families and friends raising funds and awareness for brain tumour research and patient programs

June 2, 2015: Halifax, NS – Every hour of every day, more than one Canadian learns they have a brain tumour. It’s a diagnosis that changes life in an instant – for the patient and their loved ones. On June 13, Halifax area brain tumour patients, survivors, their family and friends are coming together for the annual Spring Sprint. The event is run by a dedicated group of local volunteers determined to improve the lives of those affected by a brain tumour. The Halifax event is part of the national effort by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to raise funds and awareness about brain tumours. Download the entire release...
“We’re all in this together”
Windsor brain tumour survivor perseveres to make change for everyone affected

June 1, 2015: Windsor, ON – For all of her adult life, Melissa Martin has lived with the impact of a brain tumour. Diagnosed just after she turned 18 with a pilocytic astrocytoma, Melissa is the epitome of inspiration and strength for the brain tumour community in Windsor. Part of a local support group, Melissa has also led the annual fundraising fun-run and walk, the Windsor Spring Sprint, to incredible heights of success since it first began in 1997. And now, after passing on the volunteer event coordinator reins, she is determined to lead the biggest Spring Sprint team at the June 13, 2015 Spring Sprint for brain tumour research and patient programs.  Download the entire release...
Young Mother ‘Sprinting’ for Brain Tumours at the Edmonton Spring Sprint

May 27, 2015: Edmonton, AB – When Janet Hempler’s team the Tumour-nators lace up their runners on Saturday May 30th at William Hawrelak Park, it will be a milestone morning for the young mother. Download the entire release...
No one should hear the words “you have a brain tumour”

May 25, 2015: Montreal – "The results of the biopsy from a few weeks before indicated that the mass found in my brain was cancerous, and the nurse told me that she wanted my family to be present for the discussion about treatment options. Words cannot describe the shock, anger and sadness that have overcome my friends, family and me since the diagnosis."  Download the entire release in English or French
Newly diagnosed brain tumour survivor laces up for Toronto charity walk

May 22, 2015: Toronto, ON – For young married couple Rebecca and Chuck Mott, 2014 was an exciting year. Chuck had recently started a new job, a cottage and puppy helped keep the Motts busy, and a growing family seemed right around the corner. That was until Rebecca heard a loud sound one morning in October. Download the entire release...
Every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour 
Belleville survivors, families and friends raising funds and awareness for brain tumour research and patient programs.

May 19, 2015: Belleville, ON – Every hour of every day, more than one Canadian learns they have a brain tumour. It’s a diagnosis that changes life in an instant – for the patient and their loved ones. This weekend, Belleville area brain tumour patients, survivors, their family and friends are coming together for the annual Spring Sprint. The event is run by a dedicated group of local volunteers determined to improve the lives of those affected by a brain tumour. The Belleville event is part of the national effort by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to raise funds and awareness about brain tumours.  Download the entire release...
20-Month Old Boy Inspires Community to Rally for Change for Brain Cancer

May 19, 2015: Calgary, AB – Every hour of every day, more than one Canadian learns they have a brain tumour. It’s a diagnosis that changes life in an instant – for the patient and their loved ones. For one Calgary family, this instant was one of shock. In March of this year, 20-month old Kaiden was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma brain tumour, a brain cancer that accounts for 18% of all pediatric brain tumours. Download the entire release...
Every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour
Fredericton survivors, families and friends raising funds and awareness for brain tumour research and patient programs

May 19, 2015: Fredericton, NB – Every hour of every day, more than one Canadian learns they have a brain tumour. It’s a diagnosis that changes life in an instant – for the patient and their loved ones. This weekend, Fredericton area brain tumour patients, survivors, their family and friends are coming together for the annual Spring Sprint. The event is run by a dedicated group of local volunteers determined to improve the lives of those affected by a brain tumour and is part of the national effort by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to raise funds and awareness about the disease. Download the entire release...
Brain Tumour Walk Laces Up In Guelph
The Guelph Spring Sprint is back on Sunday, May 24

May 13, 2015: Guelph, ON – For almost ten years, the Guelph Spring Sprint has brought together brain tumour patients, survivors, and their supporters to celebrate the strength of the 55,000 Canadians living with the disease. On Sunday, May 24th, the Guelph Spring Sprint returns for 2015 to the Guelph Arboretum, where almost 200 people are expected walk or fun-run in tribute to everyone affected by a brain tumour. Download the entire release...
Young brain tumour survivor to lace up for Victoria Spring Sprint

May 13, 2015: Victoria, BC – Justine LeRose, 22, is a childhood brain tumour survivor who will lace up her runners on Sunday, May 24 in support of the 27 Canadians diagnosed every day with the same disease she battled. Justine joins the expected 200 participants at the annual Victoria Spring Sprint walk and fun-run, taking place at University of Victoria. Download the entire release...
Brain Tumour Survivor to Walk at Fundraiser After Being Paralyzed

April 20 2015: Brampton, ON – In just over one year, brain tumour survivor Joe Martelli has gone from being unable to talk and walk on his own, to being back at work. And that’s one of the reasons Joe and his loved ones are excited to take part in the Brampton Spring Sprint on Sunday, May 3rd. This year marks the first time Joe can do the fundraising walk on his own two feet. Download the entire release...
66-Year-Old Brain Tumour Survivor Laces Up for Hamilton Fundraiser

20 April, 2015: Hamilton, ON – To say the past decade has been a challenge for 66-year-old brain tumour survivor Barb (Barbie) Gilbert is an understatement. After several years of searching for an answer to the severely declining health she was experiencing, an MRI eventually uncovered the cause: a large brain tumour. On Saturday, May 2, Barb and her loved ones join the Hamilton Spring Sprint as “Team Barbie,” where they will walk to show their support for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and the survivors and patients across the country, just like Barb. Download the entire release...
Docs On Ice Partners with Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada for Hockey Tournament for 900 Doctors From Across Ontario

April 9, 2015: London, ON – Starting today, London is host to the 33rd annual Docs on Ice hockey tournament, run by Ontario physicians and volunteers to raise funds for charity. This year, the tournament is supporting the London-based, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Over the course of play, 900 doctors will battle it out for bragging rights, while also supporting brain tumour patients and their families. The net proceeds from this year’s event are projected at $150,000. Download the entire release...
Darryl Sittler and Joe Bowen Attend Gala Event for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

April 8, 2015: London, ON – Headed to London for its 33rd year is Docs on Ice, a unique hockey tournament, run by Ontario physicians and volunteers to raise money for charity. This year, the tournament is raising funds for the London-based, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Over the course of two days of play (April 10 and 11), 900 doctors will battle it out for the bragging rights of being inducted into the Docs on Ice Hall of Fame while also supporting brain tumour patients and their families. The net proceeds from this year’s event are projected at $150,000. Download the entire alert...

Ajax Brain Tumour Support Group Celebrates National “Give-a-Hug Day” for Brain Tumour Patients

March 2, 2015: Ajax, ON – Every hour of every day, more than one Canadian learns they have a brain tumour. It’s a diagnosis that changes life in an instant – for the patient, and their loved ones and family, too. On March 5, 2015, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will celebrate the incredible strength of these patients, survivors and caregivers with “Give-a-Hug Day.” The national charity is calling on all Canadians to reach out and hug someone special on March 5, as a way to show their support for the 55,000 men, women and kids living with a brain tumour. Download the entire release...

London Brain Tumour Support Group Kicks Off First National “Give-a-Hug Day” for Brain Tumour Patients

February 27, 2015: London, ON – Every hour of every day, more than one Canadian learns they have a brain tumour. It’s a diagnosis that changes life in an instant – for the patient, and their loved ones and family, too. On March 5 2015, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will celebrate the incredible strength of these patients, survivors and caregivers with “Give-a-Hug Day.” The London–based national charity is calling on all Canadians to reach out and hug someone special on March 5, as a way to show their support for the 55,000 men, women and kids living with a brain tumour. Download the entire release...

March 5, 2015: Give a Hug for Brain Tumour Patients

February 24, 2015: London, ON – Every hour of every day, more than one Canadian learns they have a brain tumour. It’s a diagnosis that changes life in an instant – for the patient, and their loved ones and family, too. On March 5 2015, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will celebrate the incredible strength of these patients, survivors and caregivers with “Give-a-Hug Day.” The national charity is calling on all Canadians to reach out and hug someone special on March 5, as a way to show their support for the 55,000 men, women and kids living with a brain tumour. “Give-a-Hug Day” stems from young brain tumour survivor Sebastian Yanquelevech’s concerns that his mother would feel upset during his second brain surgery, which happens to be on March 5. Download the entire release...

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada joins in high impact collaboration to fund childhood brain cancer research

February 4, 2015, London, ON - – Today, in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society, Brain Canada and the Government of Canada, new investment in brain cancer research was announced. Over the next five years, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada has committed, with our generous donors and matching funding from Brain Canada, to fund a reality changing, $1.25 million research project that will save the lives of children with brain tumours everywhere. Download the entire release...

Year of the Brain 2015 Kicks off in Southwestern Ontario

January 28, 2015, London, ON - Seventeen brain-related organizations kicked-off Year of the Brain 2015 in Southwestern Ontario today. A year-long series of activities is planned with the aim of increasing awareness of the critical role the brain plays to our health and well-being, and to address the urgent need for improved support services for those affected by a brain condition, their families and caregivers. Download the entire release...
Commentary: Brain Tumours are Thieves

October 1, 2014, London, ON - This month, 837 Canadians will hear the words, “you have a brain tumour.” And they will add their voice to the 55,000 survivors across this country desperate for an increase in awareness of this little-known disease. Download the entire commentary by CEO Carl Cadogan...
October is Brain Tumour Awareness Month

October 1, 2014, London, ON – This month, 837 Canadians will hear the words, “you have a brain tumour.” And they will add their voice to the 55,000 survivors across this country desperate for an increase in awareness of this little-known disease. This is significant because October is Brain Tumour Awareness Month in Canada. Brain tumours are silent and sneaky thieves stealing personalities, livelihoods, abilities – and ultimately, far too often, lives. The impact of this disease and the burden it places on patients and families from the moment of diagnosis is the focus of a new campaign spearheaded by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Download the entire release...
Fredericton City Councillor David Kelly Receives National Recognition for Volunteer Efforts with Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

September 30, 2014, Fredericton, NB - Since his brain tumour diagnosis in 2007, Fredericton City Councillor David Kelly has been a linchpin for the brain tumour community in Fredericton and across Canada. With his passion and determination, he has helped and supported countless patients and their families on their very personal journeys with this disease. Because of his wide and deep impact, David is one of this year’s Volunteers of Distinction for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Download the entire release...

Increasing Our Understanding of Brain Tumours in Canada

September 15, 2014, London, ON - Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada commends Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC) on the release of their detailed impact study of neurological conditions, including brain tumours. An estimated 3.6 million Canadians are directly affected by these illnesses, including the estimated 27 Canadians diagnosed every day with a brain tumour. Download the entire release...

 

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