Edmonton Brain Tumour Walk 2019

Adrian & Pat / Farand's-"For the Fight" est.2017
Adrian & Pat / Farand's-"For the Fight" est.2017

Farand's- "For the Fight"

"Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us every day."

MAY IS BRAIN TUMOUR AWARENESS MONTH! You can help us make May grey!

Welcome to our Farand's-"For the Fight" team page. This is the 3rd year that we will be participating at the Edmonton Brain Tumour Walk. Since 2017 our team has raised just under $30,000.00!! It is truly amazing what you can do when you work together for a cause or common goal.  We have had such an outpouring of support from family, friends, coworkers, and even people we have never met.  Many donations have been made from others who have been personally affected~ either by losing a loved one or watching a loved one courageously battle a brain tumour diagnosis.  Brain tumours are not rare and the cause is still not known.

So why do we walk?!  

We walk first to remember and honour two loved ones, Adrian and Pat who were both taken by Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) brain tumours. GBM are the most agressive type of brain tumours; people diagnosed with GBM live on average less than 15 months after diagnosis and in that time they are undergoing agressive surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.  Adrian and Pat both died before 6 months and Pat had only 16 weeks from the day she was diagnosed with no option for surgery.

But Adrian and Pat were more than two people taken by brain tumours at the age of 67... Adrian was a proud, hard-working welder/business owner of Farand & Sons Welding, which is still in operation today. He loved his wife and family very much. Together, Anne and Adrian raised 13 children and were married for 46 years but they never had the chance to spend their golden years together.  Adrian gave without wanting anything in return and enjoyed the simple things in life.  Pat was young-at-heart, and a woman who always encouraged the people in her life. She had two sons, two grandchildren, and three great grandchildren (two being twin girls).  She rarely complained and was gracious right until her final days.  Adrian and Pat had a very special father/daughter relationship and even though our family suffered great loss by losing two beautiful people, we found a positive way to remember ~ and celebrate Adrian and Pat and their lives.  

Why else do we walk?!  

We walk to continue "the fight" and to give hope to all those who are battling a brain tumour diagnosis. Together we can make a difference and do our part to help find a cure ... and ONE WAY TO START IS TO WALK FOR A CURE.  5 kilometres on a beautiful May day!! Well, you can do the half loop and stop at 2.5 kilometres if you like. ;) 

This year's walk is on Satuday, May 25th at 11:00 AM at Hawrelak Park.  We hope that you will click on "Join Team" and walk with us.  Last year there were over 65 teams in Edmonton who had joined the fight to end brain tumours, but proudly we can say our team finished Top Team in Edmonton by raising $14,397.39.  Every dollar counts!  You can also help us in our efforts by raising awareness, donating to our team by clicking on "Donate to Farand's-"For the Fight" (donations of $20 will be issued a tax receipt which is sent to you as soon as you donate), joining or team, or simply joining the movement to end brain tumours.  All money raised through Brain Tumour Walk events strengthens the national movement to end this life-changing disease and brings hope to individuals and families across the country.

  • If you have any questions in regard to joining, help with registration, or donating to our team, feel free to contact Tammy at tammy.farand@icloud.com
  • Check out our hashtag #FarandsFortheFight on Instagram 

~Hope for progress in discovering the cause of brain tumours.

~Hope for better treatments for every child and adult diagnosed.

~Most of all, hope for a cure.

 THANK YOU for supporting our team Farand's-"For the Fight" , the Edmonton Brain Tumour Walk, and the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

 10 Facts About Brain Tumours

1. Every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour.

2. Brain tumours affect people of all ages and backgrounds.

3. Brain tumours are the leading cause of cancer death in children under the age of 20.

4. There are over 120 different types of brain tumours, making treatment very complicated

5. Brain tumours drastically affect physical and cognitive abilities and quality of life.

6. Although as many as 60% of children with brain tumours will survive, they are often left with long-term side effects.

7. Metastatic brain tumours occur at some point in 20-40% of people with cancer.

8. The average patient will make 52 visits to their health care team in the first year of diagnosis.

9. In Canada, data collection on brain tumours is incomplete. Accurate data is needed to better understand the disease and improve treatment.

10. An estimated 55,000 Canadians are living with a brain tumour.

- Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada














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The current total amount raised for this city's Brain Tumour Walk is $128,589.78

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