National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year
Every day is Wear A Hat Day for Emma
One of our amazing volunteers is helping to raise vital funds by wearing a hat every day during Brain Tumour Awareness Month.
For the fifth year running, Emma Carrick is taking on the month-long challenge in the run up to Wear A Hat Day, taking place this Friday. So far, her hats have included a daffodil for St David’s Day, a Liverpool FC bobble hat to support her favourite team, a Kermit the Frog hat and a monster hat. Emma has been posting daily photos on her social media to encourage her family and friends to donate and has already raised more than £600 on her JustGiving page.
Her hatty efforts are inspired by her husband Brian, who was diagnosed with a grade two oligodendroglioma in October 2016. He underwent surgery, followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy. He experiences memory loss and balance issues, and still has regular monitoring scans.
Emma said: “It is just over four years since Brian had his surgery to remove his brain tumour. Despite trying really hard to get back into his much-loved profession in computer security, the effects of surgery have meant he has had to stop working.
“The diagnosis of a brain tumour changes lives forever and there is too little research into the disease. Please help to give hope to those who have or will be diagnosed and their families by making a donation.”
Thank you to everyone who is taking part in Wear A Hat Day on Friday 26th March. There’s still time to register and take part to help fund the fight against this devastating disease.
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