There are so many ways you can help make a difference in the lives of patients and families today.
Organized by the International Brain Tumour Alliance, the week encourages activities that draw attention to the particular challenges of a brain tumour and the need for an increased research effort.
We have been proud supporters of this effort for many years. Find out all the ways that you can get involved. Anything, no matter how small, which you can do to raise awareness of the particular challenges of a brain tumour diagnosis and the need for a special response and an increased research effort would be greatly appreciated by the international brain tumour community.
Suggested awareness-raising activities
Below are a few suggested ideas for awareness-raising activities that you, family and friends could try:
27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour every day. Eight Canadians will learn they have brain cancer every day and a further 19 Canadians will learn that they have a non-malignant brain tumour. 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, 2021 – the fourth annual Brain Cancer Awareness Day in Canada – or any day during International Brain Tumour Awareness Week, October 30 – November 6, 2021, by wearing a hat, taking a selfie or group photo, and sharing it on social using #HatsForHope and tagging @braintumourfdn.
The International Brain Tumour Alliance looks for brain tumour organizations, such as ours, to symbolically ‘donate’ the kilometres you walked at events like Brain Tumour Walk to their Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours campaign.
In 2019 we donated an incredible 37,909 kms! That’s 95 per cent of the distance around the Earth’s circumference at the equator! Thank you!
Please note, we do not donate funds, just the kilometres.
Did you miss our 2021 Brain Tumour Walk on June 27? You can still organize a Do-It-Yourself Walk that you can do any time, any where, any distance.. If you missed out, we have some advice and suggestions on holding a Do-It-Yourself Walk that you can do any time, any where, any distance.
The 15th Annual Brain Tumour Awareness Week could be a great week to go for a stroll!
We are also still able to collect your funds raised from our Virtual Brain Tumour Walk until Dec. 31, 2021.
Brain Tumour Awareness Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness and also a great opportunity for fundraising. How much you want to do, is up to you! Take a look at our Your Way site and start fundraising now!
If you are fundraising, here are some significant amounts to bear in mind: