Young patient’s family to lead Walk of Hope

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The family of a young girl living with the life-changing effects of a brain tumour will lead supporters at our flagship Walk of Hope in Newcastle. 

Eleanore Guthrie was just four years old when she was diagnosed with a craniopharyngioma in 2021. She has had seven operations and undergone proton beam therapy, and has been left with adrenal insufficiency, diabetes insipidus and an underactive thyroid which means she has no growth hormone function. 

On Saturday 30th September, Eleanore’s family will lead walkers on a 5km route at the Town Moor in Newcastle. It’s one of three flagship Walk of Hope events being organised by Brain Tumour Research, each with a festival atmosphere, including entertainment as well as food and drink stalls. Our flagship events are also taking place in Ellesmere in Shropshire and Luton in Bedfordshire, with more walks being held across the UK. 

Eleanore’s mum Karen said: “The lack of funding and research into brain tumours is shocking and more needs to be done. The oncologist told me that, without research, Eleanore’s type of tumour will never get a full treatment plan, so we would never know why it happened and how to best treat it.

She added: “This is the hand we’ve been dealt so we want to get on with it and do what we can to help tackle this devastating disease.” 

Join our Walk of Hope and you’ll be united with a community of people with one common goal – to find a cure for brain tumours. Register before Monday 31st July to secure your early bird discount of 50% on your registration fee. Find your nearest walk by clicking here. 

If you can’t make it to any of our walks, you can still get involved by setting up your own event where you are and whenever you can. Find out more about planning your own Walk of Hope here. 

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