When considering organising or taking part in any awareness-raising activity, please carefully follow the COVID-19 safety restrictions that are in place in your region. COVID-19 Guidelines may change rapidly and a repository of country-specific links to official advice pages can be found on our COVID-19 page here.
The 2020 International Brain Tumour Awareness Week
The 14th International Brain Tumour Awareness Week will be held from Saturday, 24th October 2020 to Saturday 31st October 2020 inclusive. We know how challenging it is to organise activities this year because of the pandemic. But there are still things we can all do to raise awareness of brain tumours: for example, you could do a virtual walk; contact your local media and tell them your story; post awareness messages on social media; have a Zoom tea party or quiz with friends and family to raise funds for vital brain tumour research; organise an educational webinar about brain tumours; launch educational resources online; etc. Anything, no matter how small, which you can do to raise awareness of the particular challenges of a brain tumour diagnosis and the need for a special response and an increased research effort would be greatly appreciated by the international brain tumour community.
Please register/report your Awareness Week activity by completing this form.
The 2020 Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours
The 14th Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours runs between 1 January and 31 December 2020. People are encouraged to undertake sponsored or unsponsored walks to raise awareness about brain tumours and to symbolically “donate” the mileage covered to the World Walk target of circling the Earth at the Equator (24,901 miles or 40,075 kms).
The IBTA does not wish to receive any funds raised by these walks or by other brain tumour awareness-raising activities. Funds raised should be donated to a local or national brain tumour support or research activity.