Help bring hope this Brain Tumour Awareness Month

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Today (Friday 1st March) marks the start of Brain Tumour Awareness Month and a month-long campaign of events to raise awareness of this devastating disease that kills more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.

Throughout March, Brain Tumour Research is calling on our supporters to help us bring hope to the one in three people in the UK who knows someone affected by a brain tumour.

At 11am today, we invite you to join us in observing a minute’s silence to mark the start of Brain Tumour Awareness Month and remembering those we have sadly lost. This moment of reflection will be marked at our Head Office and four Research Centres of Excellence.

Afterwards, at our Centre of Excellence at the University of Plymouth, a group of supporters will tour the lab and hear more about the pioneering research the team is working on. Among them is 23-year-old Jack Carter, from Kingsbridge, who was diagnosed with a meningioma last December. His mother, Charlotte, is a trustee of The Misses Barrie Charitable Trust which has granted more than £12,000 to Brain Tumour Research since 2009 and has committed £7,500 each year for the next three years.

Shine a Light candle - Brain Tumour Research

This evening, we will be joined by people across the UK helping us to shine a light on all those affected by brain tumours, by lighting a candle at 7.30pm, sharing a photo on social media using #ShineALight and tagging Brain Tumour Research. Please join in wherever you are and #ShineALight for everyone affected.

And there are many more, simple ways to get involved and show your support throughout Brain Tumour Awareness Month, including making a donation, signing up for a challenge, and putting on a hat for hope on Thursday 28th March for Wear A Hat Day.

With your help, we can make a difference, find a cure, and stop brain tumours devastating lives.

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