If you are looking for a charity to support this month, why not consider www.braintumourresearch.org, who are holding their Brain Tumour Awareness Month again this year? Launched in 2004 and still going strong, this event was designed to raise awareness and the funding required to continue with vital research.
The vision for Brain Tumour Research is clear – to find a cure for all types of brain cancer.
How you can get involved in Brain Tumour Awareness Month
Friday 31st March 2023 is Wear a Hat Day. Part of Brain Tumour Awareness Month, this is well supported by the charity’s celebrity ambassadors. Please see the level of support, and patrons, on the weblink below:
As the charity relies solely on the funds raised by its supporters. With no income from the government, you can offer your support and donations all year round. If you want to complete a charity event or join one of the pre-planned events, then please get involved and register your interest online. There are a whole host of challenges available.
See what a difference this vital research can make to other people’s lives in the Stories/News & Media sections of their website.
What is a brain tumour?
A brain tumour occurs as a result of an abnormal growth or spread of cells from within the brain or its supporting tissues that can damage the brain or threaten its function.
What causes a brain tumour?
The direct cause is still unclear, and this is why the investment in research is needed so urgently. With over 120 types, finding the cause is key.
Currently, there are an estimated 16,000 people diagnosed with a brain tumour in the UK every year, and approximately 60,000 people living with a brain tumour.
How are brain tumours classified?
There are four classifications:
- Grade 1 (classified as low grade)
- Grade 2 (classified as low grade)
- Grade 3 (classified as high grade)
- Grade 4 (classified as high grade)
The World Health Organisation (WHO) provides the classification guidelines.
Brain Tumour Research is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities and is registered with the Fundraising Regulator.