A week of raising awareness

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As Glioblastoma (GBM) Awareness Week draws to a close, all week supporters have been helping to shine a spotlight on this devastating brain tumour type. 

As the UK experienced record high temperatures, the story of a brain tumour patient who put her symptoms down to sunstroke hit the national headlines. Millions read about the experiences of Janet Sykes (pictured following surgery) as she spoke out about her GBM diagnosis in May. You can read her story in The Independent here.

Inspired by her dad Keith Elliot’s GBM diagnosis, doting daughter Louise Granger has pledged to get matching tattoos with donors to her fundraising page for Brain Tumour Research. Listen to Louise explaining her ink-credible idea to Claire Cavanagh on BBC Radio Bristol (from 54 minutes) or read more on BBC News Online.

Following the announcement that nearly £100,000 is being donated to help find a cure in memory of Amani Liaquat who died in February, her parents Khuram and Yasmin spoke to ITV Anglia about the lack of treatment options and the family’s committed support of Brain Tumour Research.

Baljit Mehat was diagnosed with a GBM after he became shaky and confused on the way to a football match in October 2021. His daughter Simran Poonia worked with Brain Tumour Research to share Baljit’s story in Asian Sunday, Eastern Eye, Wakefield Express and Biggleswade Today. 

Hannah King-Page has raised more than £2,400 for Brain Tumour Research since her GBM diagnosis in October 2020 and this week she was in the Solihull Observer as she prepares to run the Solihull Half Marathon next month. 

Our thanks go to all the supporters who help us raise awareness of brain tumours and who continue to support our vital work to find a cure.

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