Can you help us this Brain Tumour Awareness Month?
Our world has been different in so many ways over the past year, but the occurence of brain tumours has not changed. They do not stop for a pandemic, and there is sadly no prevention or protection against them.
Support is needed more than ever to help patients and families address the complex challenges following a brain tumour diagnosis. And for us to give support today, tomorrow and every day, we need your #SupportToday.
Did you know?
Approximately 45 people each day in the UK face a brain tumour diagnosis
Over 100,000 people in the UK are living with a brain tumour
There are more than 120 different types of brain tumour making them notoriously difficult to diagnose
The cause of brain tumours is not known, they can affect anyone regardless of age, sex, lifestyle or general health
Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other type of cancer
Incidences of, and deaths from, brain tumours are increasing
Who could you talk to about Brain Tumour Awareness Month?
How many people do you know, who don't know these facts?
How many people could you talk to, to help raise awareness today?
Brain tumours are indiscriminate, with an impact that can be profound and long-lasting, and many patients simply don’t have time to wait for progress with research, they need #SupportToday.
The impact on life
Over 55% of people with a brain tumour have to give up their driving licence and lose their independence
Over 80% of people with a brain tumour have to reduce or give up their work completely
Over 65% of brain tumour patients have to give up the leisure activities they previously enjoyed
Around 25% of brain tumour patients experience seizures as a result of their treatment or the tumour itself, leading to anxiety, fear and risk in being alone which can limit their everyday life
Over 65% of people say a brain tumour has a negative impact on their friendships
We cannot wait for a cure
With an estimated 100,000 people in the UK living with a brain tumour and the devastating impact that the condition can have, it is clear that waiting for a cure isn’t an option for many.
Could you help with a regular donation?
Making a regular donation of just £5 a month helps us to build sustainable funding to secure the future of support services. Last year our regular donors contributed enough to fund 70 of our Support Sessions which give expert information, guidance, support and friendship to many hundreds of patients and families throughout the year.
Please consider if you could contribute something each month to support our work, even a small amount can make a big difference.
Regular giving can be less than the cost of a weekly coffee to you - but the difference of life changing support to someone facing a brain tumour diagnosis.