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Today, 8 Canadians will learn they have brain cancer.1 That’s 3,000 Canadians each year.
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.
We are declaring October 24, 2019 as the second 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!
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, 2019 – the second annual Brain Cancer Awareness Day in Canada – or any day during International Brain Tumour Awareness Week, October 26 – November 2, 2019, by wearing a hat, taking a selfie or group photo, and sharing it on social using #HatsForHope and tagging @braintumourfdn.
New for 2019, you are able to buy a Hats For Hope toque! Update November 2019: We are now SOLD OUT of hats!