Brain Tumour Awareness Month 2015
We have reached the end of another incredible Brain Tumour Awareness Month and so I’d like to take a moment to reflect on what we have achieved together throughout March.
At the beginning of March, we asked you to share our new ‘Case for Support’ on Facebook and Twitter. The response was overwhelming – thanks to you, it reached over 60,000 people online. The Case for Support is an easily digestible summary of our core values and objectives, it represents all that we stand for and has already encouraged many more supporters to join in the fight. If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, please do so on our website and share with all you can.
On Tuesday 17th March, we launched our ‘Invest In A Cure’ manifesto at Speaker’s House in the House of Commons, Westminster. Joined by Mr Speaker, the RT Hon John Bercow himself and attended by incredible charity supporter Sheila Hancock CBE, the event was a huge success as we took the lead in influencing the next government’s thinking in regards to funding into brain tumour research.
Joining us in expressing the urgency to Invest In A Cure were supporters, fundraisers, patients and their families, carers, scientists and other charities. We presented the manifesto as a united group – the response was phenomenal, our collective voice echoing around Westminster for some time afterwards. I’d like to send my sincerest thanks to all who attended (and all those who supported from afar), together we will bring change.
Of course for us the most important date in Brain Tumour Awareness Month is WEAR A HAT DAY, which this year took place on Friday 27th March.
It was clear from towards the end of 2014 that this year’s event was going to be bigger than ever. However, we simply could not have predicted just how huge it would become. We received the greatest ever number of registrants and a swell of support from local and national organisations alike.
Thousands upon thousands of you donned your hats for the day and I cannot thank you enough for doing so.
However you took part, your stories helped us reach new heights of awareness for our cause – Thank you.
As ever, we continue to look to the future. For Brain Tumour Research, the next big milestone will be the formal launch of our Centre of Excellence at Imperial College London; our fourth centre dedicated to helping us find a cure for this devastating disease.
Thank you all for your continued, dedicated and tireless support. I am so very proud to have you all on this journey.
Together we will find a cure.