Let’s make May Brain Tumor Awareness Month

Why Make May Brain Tumor Awareness Month?

To recognize and honor those living with a brain tumor, and all of those who have lost their lives, May is celebrated nationally as Brain Tumor Awareness Month. This year, the National Brain Tumor Society is asking advocates to join in our efforts to raise awareness by requesting that May is proclaimed Brain Tumor Awareness Month in your state, as well.

The following information will guide you through the process of making the request. If you have any questions, please reach out to advocacy@braintumor.org.

What is a proclamation?

A proclamation is issued by the Office of the Governor to provide recognition for special events or significant issues. The goal of a proclamation is to honor and celebrate events or to increase awareness of significant issues of importance. Proclamations may recognize a day, week, or month.

Click here to view a signed brain tumor awareness month proclamation from Arizona.

When should I request a proclamation for Brain Tumor Awareness Month?

Proclamations should be submitted at least 30 days in advance for the approval process and the production of the document itself.

I want to request a proclamation. What is my first step?

Below are links to information on requesting a proclamation in each of the 50 states. Select your state from the drop-down list, then review the requirements and determine if you are willing to lead the effort in your state. If you are ready to request a proclamation, simply fill out your information below to have our advocacy team contact you and provide materials to support your efforts. We will provide you with the wording for the proclamation itself and assist you with any other questions you may have.

*You must live in the state in which you are requesting a proclamation


Maryland: Specific information could not be found on requesting proclamations. However, contact information for the Governor can be found at http://www.gov.state.md.us/
Pennsylvania: Specific information could not be found on requesting proclamations. However, contact information for the Governor can be found at http://www.wolfforpa.com/

If you have any difficulty filling out the request form, please contact us by email at advocacy@braintumor.org

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