Go Gray in May

Come together for Brain Tumor Awareness Month, a month dedicated to supporting, empowering, and amplifying the voice of the brain tumor community.

Go Gray in May

Come together for Brain Tumor Awareness Month, a month dedicated to supporting, empowering, and amplifying the voice of the brain tumor community.

What is Gray May?

About Brain Tumor Awareness Month

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. This #GrayMay, take action and raise awareness to make lasting change for the brain tumor community.

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BRAIN TUMORS
BY THE NUMBERS

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700,000
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An estimated 700,000 Americans are living with a primary brain tumor.

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88,970
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An estimated 88,970 people will receive a primary brain tumor diagnosis in 2022.

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35.6%
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The five-year relative survival rate for all malignant brain tumor patients is only 35.6%.

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18,200
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An estimated 18,200 people will die from a malignant brain tumor in 2022.

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19
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Pediatric brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death among children and adolescents ages 19 and younger.

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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.

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Conquer and cure brain tumors
—once and for all

We are working tirelessly to make real, tangible progress in the fight to conquer and cure brain tumors. This #GrayMay, take action to propel research and treatments forward.

Our community has always been our greatest strength. Together, we can change the status quo and transform the brain tumor landscape. Join thousands of others this month as we come together to raise funds and spread awareness to discover cures, advance new treatments, and improve the quality of patients' lives.

MAY 1, 2022

RACE FOR HOPE-DC

On May 1, kick off Brain Tumor Awareness Month with the Race for Hope-DC, the nation's largest walk and run to conquer and cure brain tumors. Join thousands of others as we come together to raise funds that will drive and influence new treatments and build the power of the entire brain tumor community.

MAY 2-3, 2022

HEAD TO THE HILL

On May 2-3, share your story on the Hill and advocate for the federal government to make strategic investments in brain tumor research, improve health care delivery and quality of life, reduce health disparities, and raise the priority level for our community’s urgent needs.

MAY 10, 2022

EPENDYMOMA AWARENESS DAY

Join the brain tumor community for a butterfly release on May 10 in honor of Ependymoma Awareness Day. As each butterfly takes flight, we honor the life of a loved one lost or living with a brain tumor.

MAY 15, 2022

NATIONAL BRAIN TUMOR RIDE

On May 15, take part in the National Brain Tumor Ride, our nationwide ride to conquer and cure brain tumors. Join thousands of others as we come together to raise funds that will drive and influence new treatments and build the power of the entire brain tumor community.

MAY 17, 2022

DIPG AWARENESS DAY

NBTS joins the brain tumor community in commemorating DIPG Awareness Day on May 17 to spread awareness about this deadly disease and to support researchers in their efforts to find new therapies to treat DIPG and all childhood cancer.

#GrayMay Your Way

CREATE YOUR OWN EVENT

Show your support for #GrayMay your way. Plan a fundraiser of your own to help conquer and cure brain tumors.

Connect on #TheGrayscale

Gray May is a time to come together to support more than 700,000 people living with brain tumors and their caregivers who are united by difference–each representing a unique point along #TheGrayscale of the brain tumor experience.

Connect During #GrayMay

#GrayMay is a time to come together to support an estimated 700,000 people living with brain tumors and their caregivers to raise funds and increase awareness about this deadly disease. Share why you support #GrayMay this month on social media and wear gray to help spread awareness about this deadly disease.

Ways To Support

TAKE ACTION

We are working tirelessly to make real, tangible progress in the fight to conquer and cure brain tumors. This #GrayMay, take action to propel research and treatments forward.

RAISE AWARENESS

Your voice matters. Raise awareness by sharing your story, and show others that they are not alone.

MAKE A GIFT

Thanks to our generous corporate partner Stryker, all gifts will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $25,000 throughout Gray May. Your gift will have an immediate impact on the important work underway to conquer and cure brain tumors—once and for all.