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Brain Tumour Awareness Month

May is Brain Tumour Awareness Month in Canada. Help us #TurnMayGrey in 2024 to #EndBrainTumours.

Brain Tumour Awareness Month aims to raise awareness about brain tumours, promote research, and support those affected by the disease. It is an opportunity to unite as a collective force, raise our voices, and create positive change.

There are many ways to get involved and show support! Learn more below.

Share our Signs and Symptoms

Signs and SymptomsThis year, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada highlights the need to raise awareness for brain tumour signs and symptoms to increase early detection and diagnosis and improve patients’ survival chances. Learn more about the most common signs and symptoms of a brain tumour and download our infographics at and share them on social media!

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #TurnMayGrey!

Download Images for Social Media

Add our NEW Facebook Profile Picture Frame

Update your Facebook profile picture with our NEW #TurnMayGrey Frame in Canva. You can use your existing Canva account or create a free account in just a few clicks.

Start by clicking the button below, ‘Create Facebook Profile Frame’. Next, click on the button ‘Replace the picture’, then on the left menu, choose ‘Upload’ and select the picture you would like to use. Drag and drop your photo in the center of the image. Click the ‘Share’ button on the top right, then ‘Download’ and save it on your device. You can now upload it to your Facebook account!

Create Facebook Profile Frame

Turn May Grey

Turn May grey shirtsWear your favourite grey shirts, pants, hats, nail polish, and update your social media accounts with a grayscale profile picture… Let’s only post grayscale images this month! Anything and everything to #TurnMayGrey.

Share your story

Follow Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube and share your stories, videos and images on social media during May.

If you or someone you know has been affected by a brain tumour, reach out to share your story with Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.


Get involved in local events, fundraisers, or awareness campaigns such as the Brain Tumour Walk. 

Advocate for change

Contact your elected officials and urge them to prioritize brain tumour research and patient support programs. 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.

Get informed

Educate yourself about brain tumours by reading reputable sources, attending webinars, and talking to healthcare professionals.

Donate or fundraise

Support brain tumour research and patient programs by donating to the cause. Join the fundraising effort and encourage your family and friends to do the same by creating a fundraising page.

If you are interested in fundraising during Brain Tumour Awareness Month, please get in touch with Eileen at

A simple way to raise funds is by starting a Facebook fundraiser. These fundraisers are easy to set up, and you can easily share them with friends and family on your Facebook. All funds raised through Facebook fundraisers go toward the area of greatest. Learn how to set up a Facebook fundraiser now!

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Fundraise Your Way

Turn May grey shirtsDo you want to raise funds for brain tumour research, programs and services but don’t know where to start?

The Your Way to #EndBrainTumours platform provides everything you need to be successful. Choose from our list of ideas or create something unique, build your web page in our simple to use menu, and start fundraising immediately.

Our vision is the same – find the cause of and cure for brain tumours – but our ways to get there are boundless.

Do it Your Way today

Give hope to the estimated 837 Canadians that will be diagnosed with a brain tumour in May.

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