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.

Saturday, October 24, 2020 is the third 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

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.

Join us on October 24, 2020 – the third annual Brain Cancer Awareness Day in Canada – or any day during International Brain Tumour Awareness Week, October 24 – 31, 2020, by wearing a hat, taking a selfie or group photo, and sharing it on social using #HatsForHope and tagging @braintumourfdn.

Back for 2020 – We will once again have our Hats For Hope toques for sale online! We’ve got a brand new model this year, after selling out in 2019! Start a collection or buy one for a friend or family member.

Purchase a Hats for Hope toque

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 their work funding research, support programs, and advocacy efforts on behalf of the brain tumour community.
 

Thank you for providing much needed hope!

2019 Hats for Hope Recap
  1. Canadian Cancer Statistics Publication. Page 42. 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