This page is dedicated to celebrating the achievements of our international community of brain tumour organisations and individuals who took part in walks to raise global brain tumour awareness in 2016. Throughout the year, distances covered by each walk were "donated" to the Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours annual target of circling the Earth at the Equator – equivalent to 24,901 miles / 40,075 km.
The IBTA itself does not receive any money from these walks, and participating organisations and individuals donate the funds they raise to a local or national brain tumour support or research activity of their choice. Any organisation or individual is welcome to get involved – to find out more about the Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours initiative or to register your walk for 2017, click here. Below is a selection of just some of the Walks Around the World for Brain Tumours that took place in 2016 and 2017. To find out more about the many organisations and charities that form part of our international alliance, click here.
Also, each year in October the International Brain Tumour Awareness Week is a special time when the IBTA encourages organisations and individuals to run activities to create increased public awareness of brain tumours and the, often dire, consequences they have for patients and their families. In 2016, Awareness Week was Sunday 25th Oct to Saturday 31st Oct. In 2017, the 11th International Brain Tumour Awareness Week was held from Saturday, 21st October to Saturday, 28th October inclusive. To find out more or to register an activity for Awareness Week, click here.