Brain Tumour Awareness Month

May is Brain Tumour Awareness Month in Canada. Join us and help #TurnMayGrey. There are numerous ways to get involved and help #EndBrainTumours in 2021.

Turn May Grey

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.

Turn May grey shirts

Share your story about how you helped Turn May Grey, or tag us @BrainTumourFdn on social media with #TurnMayGrey.

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Some great ways you can raise brain tumour awareness from home.

Share your story
Follow Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada on FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitter and YouTube and share your stories, videos and images during the month of May.

Facebook fundraise
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.

Get the facts
Let people know about the signs and symptoms of a brain tumour, send out 10 facts about the disease, and more

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.

2021 Virtual Brain Tumour Walk

One great way to celebrate Brain Tumour Awareness month is to register a team for the 2021 Virtual Brain Tumour Walk.

Register now to connect with our community across Canada on Sunday, 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.

Brain Tumour Signs & Symptoms

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):

  • Frequent headaches
  • Dizziness or unsteadiness
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Seizures
  • Morning nausea and vomiting
  • Weakness or paralysis
  • Personality changes
  • Hearing impairment

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.


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