Sam is “honoured” to support Wear A Hat Day

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 A London father-of-two is appearing on the backs of buses and on digital display screens nationwide as part of our campaign to raise awareness of brain tumours.

Sam Suriakumar, a brain tumour patient and Supporter Ambassador of Brain Tumour Research, is one of the four faces of this year’s Wear A Hat Day.

Sam has lent his support to the poster campaign, which will feature on 400 buses and more than 100 digital screens throughout the UK until Monday 4th March, to encourage registration to our flagship fundraiser, which is held at the end of Brain Tumour Awareness Month.

On Wear A Hat Day, people come together to don their favourite hats, hold hat-themed events and make donations to help find a cure for brain tumours. The event, which is in it's 15th year, has raised more than £2 million since being launched and will take place this year on Thursday 28th March.

Sam, who ran the London Marathon for us last year and has raised more than £40,500, said: “It was an honour to be asked to take part in this campaign in the same year the charity celebrates its 15th anniversary. I hope it helps increase registrations for Wear A Hat Day, which is a fun way to support a really important cause.”

The 38-year-old discovered he had a low-grade glioma in February 2020. A scan last July showed the tumour had grown. Sam is now undergoing chemotherapy, having already had surgery and radiotherapy.

Sam, dad to Avaana, nine, and Arya, seven, added: “I know greater investment in research is the key to improving survival rates in the future and I will continue to support Brain Tumour Research to help make sure that happens, if not for me then for my beautiful family and everyone else affected by this devastating disease.”

For more information on Wear A Hat Day, and to register to take part, visit

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