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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.

Thursday, October 24, 2024, marks the seventh annual Brain Cancer Awareness Day in Canada! On this day, our goal is to bring attention to the impact of this disease while also sharing a message filled with HOPE.


Hats for Hope

Chris Hadfield


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 , 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.

On October 24, 2023, Brain Cancer Awareness Day, our hashtag sponsor Novocure invited you to raise awareness by wearing your #HatsForHope toque or your #HoodiesForHope, or any hat or hoodie, and post a photo of yourself on social media, using the hashtags #HatsForHope and #HoodiesForHope. Don’t forget to tag @braintumourfdn. Together, we will raise awareness of this devastating disease while spreading HOPE.

Thanks to our distributor New Era Grafix, proceeds from every toque and hoodie sold are being donated to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to continue our important mission to find the cause of and cure for brain tumours and brain cancer.


Donate to Hats For Hope  Get Notified When Available

Add our NEW Facebook Profile Picture Frame

Update your Facebook profile picture with our NEW #HatsForHope 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!

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Merci pour votre soutien!

Résumé de la campagne 2022
  1. Statistiques sur le cancer du cerveau et de la moelle épinière. Société canadienne du cancer.
  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. Registre canadien des tumeurs cérébrales