Brain Tumour Awareness Month
If you, or anyone close to you, has been affected by a brain tumour, you’ll know the frustration and pain this indiscriminate cancer causes. Brain tumours can affect anyone, regardless of age, and tragically they kill more under-40s than any other cancer. Shockingly, research into causes and treatments are vastly underfunded; benefiting from under 3% of funds from the national spend on cancer research.
It is thought that at least 102,000 people in the UK are currently living with a brain tumour, with almost 11,700 people diagnosed each year. This equates to a staggering 32 people every day. They are the most common cause of preventable or treatable blindness in children, and greater support and action are required to change these horrifying statistics.
March is Brain Tumour Awareness Month, kicking off at the beginning of the month with a service during which flowers will be laid at the foot of the Walls of Hope — the location of the Brain Tumour Research charity’s Research Centres of Excellence. The Brain Tumour Research website offers a variety of ideas as to how to increase awareness around this devastating cancer, as well as fundraising strategies and other ways in which you can make a difference.
From a dedicated donation to Wear a Hat Day, there are multiple ways in which you can take part in this national event, all of which go a long way to support those living with a brain cancer diagnosis, or who have lost someone to the condition.
Making a noise is the only way to be heard, and fundraising and campaigning are the loudest noises you can make. Check out the Brain Tumour Research page for ways you can help support or fund the fight against brain tumours.