Bereaved wife leaves legacy of hope

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A woman who lost her beloved husband to a brain tumour has left a gift in her will to help transform the future of research into the devastating disease.

Mandy Calaz, from Devizes, has chosen to leave a gift to Brain Tumour Research in memory of Mark, who tragically died from a glioblastoma (GBM) in July 2021, aged just 53.

Following Mark’s diagnosis, the couple took on our Walk of Hope and just months after Mark’s death, Mandy set up a Fundraising Group called M & M Adventures.

Mandy said: "It's important to me to ensure Mark is never forgotten and to build a legacy in his memory. I miss him every minute of every hour of every day, but I promised him I would keep fighting and keep funding research so that other families don’t have to go through what we have.

“I want to make a difference to bring forward the day when more effective treatments and, ultimately a cure, are available for all types of brain tumours.”

Now, leaving a legacy like Mandy has is easier than ever. Brain Tumour Research has partnered with a new provider, Octopus Legacy, who can help you write or update your will free of charge.

Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease since records began in 2002.

By leaving a legacy in your will, you could help ensure the future of our research programmes, help us continue campaigning to increase the national investment into research, and ultimately help find a cure for all brain tumours.

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