Brain Tumour Buddies join our Walk of Hope

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Members of a brain tumour support group will be among those taking part in our canal-side Walk of Hope in Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.

On Saturday 24th September, members of Brain Tumour Buddies will be among those to take on the 11-mile walk along the Grand Union Canal from The Three Locks pub in Stoke Hammond to The Grove Lock pub near Leighton Buzzard and back again.

Brain Tumour Buddies, run by Chris Brown, is a support group consisting of around 13 members which keeps in touch via WhatsApp and meets up once a month.

Chris was diagnosed with a cancerous mixed germ cell tumour (GCT) in May 2012. He underwent a successful craniotomy, but a subsequent scan revealed that he had a second tumour, later identified as a pineal germinoma.

He underwent a biopsy for his second tumour followed by radiotherapy and Gamma Knife surgery. 

Chris said: “I suffer from cancer-related fatigue so am tired all the time. I’m extremely happy but very tired! I support Brain Tumour Research and its Walk of Hope, which I last did five years ago, because I don’t want anyone else to go through what I have. I’ve lost quite a few people from the group and have seen many others with side effects, some of whom are in a terrible state, so know I’m quite lucky, dare I say it.”

We need you to help us make this our biggest and best Walk of Hope yet. As well as our Grand Union Canal Walk of Hope, we’ve got organised walks taking place in Bedfordshire,  Cheshire, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire, South Lanarkshire and West Yorkshire. Find out more and register online by clicking here.

Or why not plan your own Walk of Hope? Do it yourself and get all your family, friends and loved ones involved. For more information, click here.

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