Care and Support
You can find connections and lean on others who have experienced the diagnosis of a brain tumour.
Every day, 27 Canadians will hear the words “you have a brain tumour”. Brain tumours are unpredictable and complex. They can affect anyone at any time. They can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance, and mobility. Their effects are physical, emotional, financial, and last a lifetime.
There is no cure. Together, we are going to change that!
The Brain Tumour Walk Weekend is an opportunity to come together across Canada to celebrate and remember our heroes. We walk with a united goal – to see an end to brain tumours.
With every dollar, you make it possible for people affected by a brain tumour to live longer, better and with hope.
You make it possible for critical research to advance, trusted education to spread, and compassionate support to continue.
You make it possible to find a cure.
“Being the family member of someone with a brain tumour means you have to watch them struggle everyday with the fact that they are losing the ability to manage simple, everyday tasks that you take for granted. Our family walks for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada because we have lost two beautiful rays of light in our family to this disease. Every effort is needed to raise money for a cure and help those struggling every minute of every day!”
– Karen, Belleville
“I’m walking in memory of my beautiful niece, Jennifer, who passed away at the tender age of 28 years old in 2008 from glioblastoma. She fought such a hard battle and never gave up. We, her family, will never give up hope of finding a cure. We walk to honour her memory.”
– Anna, Brampton
“I was diagnosed with an Acoustic Schwannoma when I was 19. I had a 14-hour surgery, spent two months in the hospital, and returned to my university studies within a week of my discharge from the hospital. I am now a lawyer at the largest law firm in Canada.”
– Zach, Calgary
Your participation and fundraising in our Brain Tumour Walk program brings hope to the thousands of Canadians affected by a brain tumour. Hope through patient and survivor support, hope through research, and hope for a cure.
Learn more about all the ways you have made a difference in the last year in our publication, ‘Hope in Action’.Download Hope in Action