There are so many ways you can help make a difference in the lives of patients and families today.
It’s time to ‘Go Grey in May’. We are now encouraging all Canadians to raise awareness for Brain Tumour Awareness Month by wearing Grey! Clothing, hats, fingernails, it all counts!
It’s even better if you can encourage your workplace, club or social group to join in and fundraise. Funds raised go towards programs and services for brain tumour patients and their loved ones, as well as life-changing research.
This Brain Tumour Awareness Month, order a grey ribbon to Turn May Grey or see if your company will Wear Grey for a Day, and, if they can, order a fundraising kit. Note: Now that Brain Tumour Awareness Month is over, these links have been deactivated until next year. Thank you to everyone who helped to raise awareness!
Share your story about how you helped Turn May Grey, or tag us @BrainTumourFdn on social media with #TurnMayGrey.
There will be 5 Brain Tumour Walk events in May!
Sunday, May 25, 2019
Edmonton, AB; Fredericton, NB
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Brampton, ON; Hamilton-Niagara, ON; Victoria, BC
For those events taking place in June, Brain Tumour Awareness Month is a great time to be fundraising!
There may also be other events in your community. such as events leading up to the Blue Nose Marathon events in Halifax, NS. Check the Events Calendar for events near you!
Every person diagnosed with a brain tumour will have different symptoms and their own journey to a diagnosis. While some people do not develop symptoms that would indicate a tumour, others may have symptoms that worsen over time eventually leading to a diagnosis. Others still may feel perfectly fine but experience a sudden onset of symptoms, such as a seizure, which leads to a quick and unexpected tumour diagnosis.
The following is a list of common symptoms which, alone or combined, can be caused by a brain tumour (malignant or non-malignant):
If you or someone you care about experiences any of these symptoms, please consult your doctor.
Write a letter to the editor. Share your story and let the newspapers know why Brain Tumour Awareness Month is important to you.
Did you know that one of the most widely-read pages of newspaper is editorial page? You can influence others in your community by writing a letter to the editor of your local paper in support of brain tumour awareness, and you can ask others to do it too. Keep your letter as short as possible (or the paper will cut out some of your content) and remember to be persuasive. This is your chance to influence the opinion of someone you may not even know!
Letters can usually be delivered by e-mail, or you can put it in an envelope and mail it – just look to your local paper’s website for their submission guidelines.
Don’t know how to get started? We can help with that! Find a draft letter waiting here for your personal touch.
Brain Tumour Awareness Month 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: