Brain tumour research is so important. Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age. What’s more, they 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.
So, grab your favourite (hard) hat and raise funds to bring us closer to a cure for brain tumours – either on Thursday 29th March or on any day during the month.
Since Wear A Hat Day started back in 2010 it has raised over £1,000,000 for Brain Tumour Research! The campaign is the culmination of Brain Tumour Awareness Month in March.
Funds raised through Wear A Hat Day 2018 will develop a network of world-class brain tumour research Centres of Excellence in the UK. The charity relies on funds raised by supporters.
The scientists at the four UK Centres of Excellence work together to gain a greater understanding of brain tumours and to identify ways in which they can be treated effectively.
The funding strategy means that there is investment in long-term research, building the ‘critical mass’ of expertise needed to accelerate the journey to find a cure. In turn, this facilitates increased research investment from other sources.
It is essential that there is long-term research into this devastating disease. Despite advancements for many other types of cancer, treatment options for brain tumours is still very limited, largely due to the historic underfunding for research into neuro-oncology.
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