There are so many ways you can help make a difference in the lives of patients and families today.
Return to your roots!
As part of our #TurnMayGrey initiative, we want to see how you are going grey! Since we are unable to get to a hairdresser we encourage you to let your grey hair fly! Post a picture of your “quarantine hair” and consider donating what you would typically spend on your hair cut!
No grey hair? No problem!
Don your favourite grey shirts, pants, hats, nail polish… anything and everything to #TurnMayGrey.
Encourage your family, friends, and coworkers 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.
Share your story about how you helped Turn May Grey, or tag us @BrainTumourFdn on social media with #TurnMayGrey.
Some great ways you can raise brain tumour awareness from home.
These fundraisers are easy to set up, and a great way to help us continue the work we are doing on behalf of the entire brain tumour community. All funds raised through Facebook fundraisers goes toward the area of greatest need at Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Learn more.
Be an influencer
Use a custom frame to show your support for brain tumour awareness. On facebook, just search frames and search Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. On Twitter, use Twibbon to update your profile picture.
Be an advocate
Write a letter to the editor of your local print or online news publication and raise awareness about the need for more research into the cause and cure for brain tumours.
Register now to connect with our community across Canada on Saturday, June 27 to celebrate and support everyone affected by a brain tumour including our survivors, caregivers, health care professionals and researchers who are leading the way in finding the cause of and cure for brain tumours.
Just because we’re all at home doesn’t mean our support programming or research funding has stopped. This time of self-isolation is especially challenging on our brain tumour community, which is why it is so important to come together as individuals and as a nation to support each other. Register today and be a part of our cross-country support network for everyone affected by a brain tumour.
Register as a team or an individual with your closest Brain Tumour Walk city, or as part of our national movement! Help raise awareness during May, and get signed up today.
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.
A downloadable pdf of signs and symptoms, and pediatric signs and symptoms can be found here.