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 darkness 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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84,170
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An estimated 84,170 people will receive a primary brain tumor diagnosis in 2021.

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36%
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The five-year relative survival rate for all malignant brain tumor patients is only 36%.

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18,600
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An estimated 18,600 people will die from a malignant brain tumor in 2021.

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

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$150k
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Brain tumors represent the highest per-patient initial cost of care for any cancer group, with an annualized mean net cost of care approaching $150,000.

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Inspire others to conquer and cure brain tumors

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.

Join thousands of others as we come together virtually to raise funds and awareness that will drive new treatments, increase quality of life, and build the power of the entire brain tumor community.

MAY 2, 2021

NATIONAL BRAIN TUMOR WALK AND RACE FOR HOPE-DC

On May 2, we kicked off Brain Tumor Awareness Month with the National Brain Tumor Walk and Race for Hope-DC, our first-ever nationwide walk to conquer and cure brain tumors. Joining us were thousands of others as we came together virtually to raise funds that will drive and influence new treatments and build the power of the entire brain tumor community.

MAY 4, 2021

HEAD TO THE HILL

The grayest clouds often produce the most powerful lightning bolts. On May 4, we shared stories on the Hill and advocated 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, 2021

EPENDYMOMA AWARENESS DAY

The brain tumor community came together for a special butterfly release on May 10 in honor of the tenth annual Ependymoma Awareness Day. As each butterfly takes flight, we honored the life of a loved one lost or living with a brain tumor.

MAY 16, 2021

NATIONAL BRAIN TUMOR RIDE

The National Brain Tumor Ride, our nationwide ride to conquer and cure brain tumors, took part on May 16. Joined by thousands, we came together virtually to raise funds that will drive and influence new treatments and build the power of the entire brain tumor community.

MAY 27, 2021

NATIONAL DAY OF GRAY

A day this gray never felt so bright. On May 27, we celebrate the efforts of our incredible volunteers and honor the lives of brain tumor patients and their caregivers.

#GoGrayinMay

CREATE YOUR OWN COMMUNITY EVENT

#GoGrayinMay your way. Plan a fundraiser of your own to raise funds to help in the fight to 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 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.

Ways To Support

TAKE ACTION

Take part in the National Brain Tumor Walk and Race for Hope-DC, Head to the Hill, the National Brain Tumor Ride, and more events throughout the month of May.

RAISE AWARENESS

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

MAKE A GIFT

Your support is critical to ensuring the urgent, unmet needs of the brain tumor community continue to be heard and addressed. Thanks to the Sontag Foundation, gifts from first-time donors will be matched, up to $50,000, throughout Gray May. Current donors who increase their gift will also receive a match.

Our Partners

Thank you for going gray in May.

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