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Brain Tumor Awareness Month

MAKE A GIFT Fundraise Your Way

Come together for Brain Tumor Awareness Month, a time dedicated to supporting, empowering, and amplifying the voice of the brain tumor community. Help drive the breakthroughs ahead — thanks to the generosity of the Robert Lloyd Corkin Charitable Foundation and our corporate partner Stryker, all gifts throughout May will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000.

Go Gray in May

The brain tumor experience is full of extraordinary challenges and extraordinary hope. The gray area that falls in between is what drives us, unrelentingly, toward our mission of conquering and curing brain tumors — once and for all. As the National Brain Tumor Society, we offer a variety of ways to #GoGrayinMay, from advocating to Congress for better policies to participating in events (race, walk, or ride) that raise urgently needed funds to sharing your story to raise awareness and foster community.

Brain Tumors by the Numbers


received a primary brain tumor diagnosis in 2023


is the five-year relative survival rate for patients with malignant brain tumors


will die from a malignant brain tumor in 2024

Champion the need for breakthroughs — now. Share quick, impactful stats about where we are in our mission to conquer and cure brain tumors, and inspire others to take action this month.

Take Action

Our community has always been our greatest strength. #GrayMay is a time to come together with the more than 1 million people living with brain tumors and their loved ones and take action this month. On May 7, join us in a day of action as we urge Congress to support patient-first policies and critical funding for brain tumor research.


We are working tirelessly to make real, tangible progress in the fight to conquer and cure brain tumors. This #GrayMay, register for an event in your area to propel research and treatments forward.

Community here. Breakthroughs ahead.

You are not alone. Read stories about the shared challenges and hopes of people affected by brain tumors, including patients, caregivers, and loved ones. Here, you’ll also find news stories and research updates about NBTS’s work to make real, tangible progress in the fight to conquer and cure brain tumors.

Brain Tumor Awareness Month Proclamation

Congressional resolutions marking Brain Tumor Awareness Month were first passed by Congress in 2008. NBTS continues to work with our volunteer advocates each year to renew these calls for public awareness of brain tumors and to honor everyone who has faced this disease.

The resolutions serve as a commitment to every family who has lost someone and to every American who receives this frightening diagnosis that Congress continues to support research funding as the best means of advancing knowledge and treatment of all brain tumors.

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