London, ON–June 1, 2020
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is elated to announce Canadian broadcasting legend, Alan Cross, as host of the Virtual Brain Tumour Walk opening ceremonies Saturday, June 27, 2020.
Cross, who is best known for his Ongoing History of New Music series, will be leading the Facebook live ceremonies for the Virtual Brain Tumour Walk beginning at 12 noon EDT. The half-hour ceremony will be shared from coast-to-coast-to-coast, with Cross lending his personal storytelling flair to the event.
“Alan’s voice is instantly recognizable, and his natural storytelling ability makes him the perfect host for our Virtual Brain Tumour Walk,” says Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada CEO, Susan Marshall. “To have the support of someone with the reach and influence of Mr. Cross lead our opening ceremonies is truly an honour.”
It promises to be an emotionally-charged affair, with video check-ins from survivors and volunteers from all across Canada. After the online event, Canadians are encouraged to take steps, however, they are safely able to do so, and share their activity online with #VirtualBrainTumourWalk.
The Facebook live broadcast will also feature Acadian jazz mainstay, Nathalie Renault and PEI’s Alli Walker, whose song, Fight ‘Til the End, is featured on Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s website.
It promises to be an emotionally-charged affair, with video check-ins from survivors and volunteers from all across Canada.
Like most charities, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s fundraising has been adversely affected by COVID-19 restrictions. The charity was among the first in Canada to move its walk program online, in addition to its many in-person support groups and services.
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada invites everyone to register and fundraise to show their support for brain tumour patients, survivors, healthcare professionals, and researchers all across the country, and encourages other sponsors to get involved as well.
To register yourself or your team for the 2020 Virtual Brain Tumour Walk, visit www.braintumourwalk.ca.