Brake Wears Hat for Brain Tumour Research

March 20, 2012 12:38 PM

'Wear a Hat Day' is an initiative to raise money and awareness for Brain Tumour Research (BTR), a charitable body that seeks to educate the public on the subject of brain tumours, and contribute money raised towards tangible research to find a solution to this form of cancer.

Tom Brake, local MP for Carshalton and Wallington, will be taking part in the occasion, scheduled for the 30th March, by donning a baseball cap for the day, in order to show his support for what he sees as a very important cause.

Tom commented on the event: "The statistic for brain cancer survival is shocking, with just 14% surviving for more than five years, yet research into brain tumours receives less than 1% of the national spend on cancer research.

"This special day is a wonderful idea, an event that not only raises awareness for what is a truly unpleasant form of cancer, but one that also injects interest in the subject through an element of fun. Hopefully the day will help to educate people, and also encourage people to get regular check-ups, the best way in which to limit the effects of the illness. I actively encourage anyone interested to visit BTR's website, and hopefully take part."

Brain Tumour Research is a charitable organisation that was established as a separate entity in 2008, though it was originally set up in 2004 as an informal partnership of a number of UK brain tumour charities. These charities are committed to working together to achieve a common goal, namely to raise funds for research into the prevention and treatment of brain tumours, as well as ultimately finding a cure. Today there are sixteen UK brain tumour charities represented within the Brain Tumour Research group, giving the charity nationwide coverage.

For further information on Brain Tumour Research UK, and indeed on 'Wear a Hat Day', visit the Brain Tumour Research website, at:

http://www.braintumourresearch.org/

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