National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year
GBM patients and their loved ones are raising awareness
Brain tumour patients and their loved ones are working with us to shine a spotlight on glioblastoma multiforme this GBM Awareness Week and to encourage people to donate to help fund the fight.
We’re sharing the stories of GBM patients who are living with a devastating prognosis. They include 24-year-old Joshua Cullen who was diagnosed on Christmas Eve last year; Huw McCandless, a GP who is determined to stay positive; and Catherine Heald who was diagnosed after suffering for months with headaches.
Loved ones who have lost someone to the disease are also helping to highlight the devastation it causes. Ally Murray lost her husband Jim on Boxing Day 2020; Katie Wallace, pictured with her husband Duncan who died in April and their two children; and dad-of-two Nick Harris who lost his wife Helen last year.
Long-term survivor Richard Preston is also sharing his story of hope. He has defied the odds to survive for eight years with the disease.
To read their stories, please visit our GBM Awareness Week webpage.
Please also donate to support our work and help us get closer to our vision of finding a cure for GBM and for all types of brain tumours.
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