Brain Tumor Awareness Month


May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month — all month long we are expanding awareness about brain tumors through community-powered education and providing new opportunities for you to connect, share, and get involved. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of all those affected by brain tumors. Join one or all of our online activities!

Head to the Hill and Congressional Call-in Day

150 advocates from 30 states attended our annual lobby day, Head to the Hill, on May 6, 2014. They met with legislators throughout the day to advocate for the brain tumor community.

Your participation in these meetings helped policymakers better understand the critical needs of this community, and the policies that are vital to ensure availability of treatments, increased scientific research and the discovery of a cure.

Pictures of the event can be found on our Facebook page.

National Brain Tumor thanks all of our advocates and call-in campaign participants for your efforts. 

#BTVoice: Sharing Our Knowledge

May 18 – 31

What information were you looking for when you or a loved one was diagnosed? If you could go back, what questions would you ask your neurologist the first time you met? Where did you turn to for support, and what is the one thing that made a difference in your quality of life?

We invite you to share your knowledge and experiences with others in the brain tumor community. Tweet out your tips and resources for other brain tumor survivors during the last two weeks of May, or submit them through our website. Be sure to use #BTVoice with every tweet.

We will feature the most retweeted and the most-liked tips on our #BTVoice page, and share them with others facing brain tumors. Get more information here.

Additionally, you can share our infosnaps graphics on social media.

Community Video Chat: Frankly Speaking About Brain Tumors

May 22, 2:30 – 3:30 PM ET

Learn more about available resources for the brain tumor community in this first community video chat hosted by the National Brain Tumor Society. Staff from the National Brain Tumor Society and Cancer Support Community will discuss their latest publication Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Brain Tumors.

You will also have an opportunity to learn about other ways to get involved and make a difference in the fight against brain tumors. Don’t miss your chance to ask questions and learn more!

Attend our Community Chat and:

  • Learn how to make empowered decisions for your treatment.
  • Gain an understanding of current brain tumor research and treatment options.
  • Find out how you can get involved in your community and take action all year long.

Click here to read about our guests and register.

Sign up to learn more about all of the events during Brain Tumor Awareness Month here.