In Memory of Aunt Shirley
This May, I am celebrating 11 years working at Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. When I first applied for the positon of Senior Health Information Specialist I had not heard of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Every year since joining the team here, I have been walking and participating in memory of my Aunt Shirley who died of a Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). Aunt Shirley died within a year of her diagnosis a few years prior to me starting in this role.
There are over 20 Brain Tumour Walks across the country between May 25 - June 23, 2019 and I'll be attending the Brampton Brain Tumour Walk on Sunday, May 26 and the Vancouver Brain Tumour Walk on Sunday, June 9. The funds raised are for programs and services for those affected by a brain tumour and Canadian brain tumour research. As the Senior Health Information Specialist, I have had the honour of meeting many survivors, caregivers and health care professionals over the years who all give of their time and energy to raise awareness about brain tumours.
A little more about Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and our efforts this year.
As we look to the future, a journey that began with a vision of establishing the Canadian Brain Tumour Registry will come to fruition. This spring, Dr. Faith Davis and Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will publish the first surveillance report on the incidence and prevalence of both malignant and non-malignant brain tumours in the province of Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. By the end of the year, a second report will follow capturing data from across the country. Having accurate, complete and analyzed data of malignant and non-malignant brain tumours in the Canadian population will empower our efforts to help patients and survivors live longer, better and with hope.
Please donate to my Brain Tumour Walk fundraising campaign in memory of my fabulous Aunt Shirley and to help others living with a brain tumour. Shirley was very much involved in her community in Sarnia, ON for many years and encouraged others to give of their time and energy as well.
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The current total amount raised for this city's Brain Tumour Walk is $188,729.08
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