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Less than 20% of those diagnosed with a brain tumour survive beyond five years

Get together and DO LUNCH! this summer in aid of Brain Tumour Research

Get together and DO LUNCH! this summer  in aid of Brain Tumour Research

This summer Brain Tumour Research is calling on the nation to get together with friends and family on Saturday 1st July 2017 to DO LUNCH!, as part of a campaign to raise vital funds for research into brain tumours.

Getting involved couldn’t be easier, whether it’s a BBQ bonanza, a perfect picnic or a three-course luncheon party, get together this summer for a great cause. All money raised will go towards helping Brain Tumour Research sustain long-term, life-saving research at its network of world-class research centres in the UK.  

Internationally acclaimed chef Peter Gordon, who is supporting the DO LUNCH! campaign said: “As someone who’s been cooking up projects with friends and colleagues to support leukaemia and blood cancer research for many years, I felt I also wanted to support Brain Tumour Research’s DO LUNCH! campaign on 1st July to support their vital work. You could also win a signed copy of Savour, my latest cook book. Thanks to everyone who takes part.”

Robin Melzer, Director of Fundraising at Brain Tumour Research, said: “Every penny raised will help support fund vital research. Brain tumours 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. Your involvement will really make a difference in helping fund vital research to find a cure.”

Brain Tumour Research is campaigning to see the national spend on research into brain tumours increased to £30 - £35 million a year, in line with breast cancer and leukaemia. The charity, which receives no Government funding, is building a network of experts working at world-class Research Centres of Excellence in the UK, with four already established.

To get involved in the DO LUNCH! campaign, or to donate please visit: https://www.braintumourresearch.org/fundraise/do-lunch

For further information, please contact:

Lexie Dabney at Brain Tumour Research on 01908 867206 or 07525 233435 or Lexie.Dabney@braintumourresearch.org

Notes to Editors

Brain Tumour Research is the only national charity in the UK focused on funding sustainable research to find a cure for brain tumours. We are building a game-changing network of world-class Research Centres of Excellence in the UK. Embracing passionate member charities nationwide, £5.5 million was raised towards research and support during 2016.

We are campaigning to see the national spend on research into brain tumours increased to £30 - £35 million a year, in line with breast cancer and leukaemia. The charity is celebrating a year of high-profile campaigning on this issue following the unprecedented success of its petition in 2016. Following that, Brain Tumour Research is now taking a leading role in the Government’s Task and Finish Working Group convened to tackle the historic underfunding for research.

Key statistics on brain tumours:

  • Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer
  • They kill more children than leukaemia
  • They kill more men under 45 than prostate cancer
  • They kill more women under 35 than breast cancer
  • Just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease
  • In the UK 16,000 people each year are diagnosed with a brain tumour
  • Less than 20% of those diagnosed with a brain tumour survive beyond five years compared with an average of 50% across all cancers
  • Incidences of, and deaths from, brain tumours are increasing.

Please quote Brain Tumour Research as the source when using this information. Additional facts and statistics are available from our website including our latest Report on National Research Funding. We can also provide case-studies and research expertise for media.

 

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