Every day, 27 Canadians will hear the words: “You have a brain tumour.”
“They are unpredictable and complex and can affect anyone at any time” says Traci Chambers, having been diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma– a rare, non-malignant brain tumour.
“They can alter vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility, and their physical, emotional and financial consequences last a lifetime.”
After receiving her diagnosis, Traci has been participating in the Brain Tumour Walks since 2017. She and Team Acoustic Neuroma Awareness are planning to participate live in the Kitchener-Waterloo Brain Tumour Walk this year; the last two walks were virtual due to COVID-19.
“I feel it is an opportunity for survivors, families, and friends to collectively raise awareness, funds, and to support the community resources made available through Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada,” Traci advocates.
The event is an opportunity to come together across Canada, remembering and celebrating the heroes in people’s lives. Each dollar donated makes possible advances in critical research, raising trusted education and awareness, and continued compassionate support.
Most of all, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada offers hope to the brain tumour community. To Traci, “hope means to continue the journey in finding a cure, supporting our community and having faith that one day no one will hear the news of a brain tumour diagnosis. Together, we will #EndBrainTumours”.
On behalf of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, and the brain tumour community:
Thank you! Traci Chambers!
Learn more about the Brain Tumour Walk and register for the event at www.braintumourwalk.ca!