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Brain Cancer Awareness Day

October 24 is Brain Cancer Awareness Day in Canada. Help us raise awareness and provide much needed HOPE!

Addressing the need

Canada currently has one of the highest rates of brain tumour incidents in the world 2. Between 1992 and 2008, 13,340 Canadians died from glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) alone 3. No new discoveries have been made for a decade. Research and innovation is needed now more than ever.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023, is the sixth annual Brain Cancer Awareness Day in Canada! On that day, we hope to make people aware of the devastation of this disease, but also letting everyone that there is HOPE!


Hats for Hope

Salvatore Antonio


27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour every day. In addition to the 8 Canadians who will learn they have brain cancer every day.1 A further 19 Canadians will learn that they have a non-malignant brain tumour.4 Non-malignant brain tumours can be just as life-altering as malignant tumours.

Hats for Hope, a nation-wide brain tumour awareness campaign, provides hope for those affected. Hope through support. Hope through research. Hope for a cure.

Thank you for joining us on October 24, 2023 – the sixth annual Brain Cancer Awareness Day in Canada – or any day during International Brain Tumour Awareness Week, October 28 – November 4, 2023, by wearing a hat, taking a selfie or group photo, and sharing it on social using #HatsForHope and tagging @braintumourfdn.

Proceeds from the sale of the hats, and funds donated in support of Hats for Hope, will go to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to continue our work funding research, support programs, and advocacy efforts on behalf of the brain tumour community.


Donate to Hats For Hope  Buy a Hat


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Thank you for providing much needed hope!

2021 Hats for Hope Recap
  1. Brain and Spinal Cord Cancer Statistics. Canadian Cancer Society
  2. Global incidence of malignant brain and other central nervous system tumors by histology, 2003–2007. Rebecca Leece et al. Neuro-Oncology, Volume 19, Issue 11, 19 October 2017, Pages 1553-1564
  3. Canadian brain cancer survival rates by tumour type and region: 1992-2008, Canadian Journal of Public Health. Vol 107. No. 1 2016. pg. 3.
  4. Brain Tumour Registry of Canada