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Turn May ‘grey’ with the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

By Caitlin Snow May 2, 2023 | 6:00 AM

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May is Brain Tumour Awareness Month.

According to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, 27 people are diagnosed every day.

“It is estimated that 55,000 Canadians are surviving with a brain tumour right now. Brain tumours are the leading cause of solid cancer death in children and young adults under 40.
Although every person diagnosed with a brain tumour will have differences in their symptoms and their own journey to a diagnosis, it is important to know, and pay attention to, the most
common signs and symptoms. If you or a loved one experiences these symptoms, please consult your doctor,” explains Shannon LaHay, CEO of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

They can affect anyone, and there is no cure.

To raise awareness of this deadly disease, the foundation is asking Canadians to Turn May grey.

There are many ways to get involved and show support:

1. Turn May Grey: Wear your favourite grey shirts, pants, hats, nail polish, and update your social media accounts with a grayscale profile picture and our Facebook profile frame. ExploreBrain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s collection of Brain Tumour Awareness Month graphics and social media templates and share them on your social networks to #TurnMayGrey.

2. Share your story: If you or someone you know has been affected by a brain tumour.

3. Get informed: Educate yourself about brain tumours by reading reputable sources, attending webinars, and talking to healthcare professionals.

4. Donate or fundraise: Support brain tumour research and patient programs by donating to the cause.

5. Volunteer: Get involved in local events, fundraisers, or awareness campaigns such as the Brain Tumour Walk.

6. Advocate for change: Contact your elected officials and urge them to prioritize brain tumour research and patient support programs.

To learn more about what you can do, click here.


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