Shine a light on GBM
Come together with hope for a cure and better quality of life for patients and families.
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In sharing your story, you are raising awareness for the glioblastoma (GBM) community and are showing others they are not alone.
If you need some help getting started, post one of the social media messages below to your personal channels and include our suggested hashtag #GBMDay so we can follow along.
- I will shine a light on #GBMDay to ensure better treatments, a better quality of life, and cures for GBM patients and caregivers. braintumor.org/gbmday
- Save the date: #GBMDay is July 21. Join me in shining a light on one of the most common, complex, treatment-resistant, and deadliest types of brain cancer: braintumor.org/gbmday
- Just [INSERT #] [INSERT HOURS/DAYS] left until #GBMDay! Support more than 13,000 people living with glioblastoma today: braintumor.org/gbmday
- It’s #GBMDay. [OPTIONAL: INSERT PERSONAL STORY OR GBM FACT]. Will you help shine a light on this devastating disease? braintumor.org/gbmday
- Today is #GBMDay. Raise awareness and take action for those with GBM and those who will be diagnosed in the future: braintumor.org/gbmday
- I’m proud to raise awareness and support for glioblastoma patients and their caregivers. Join me in giving to the National Brain Tumor Society for #GBMDay: braintumor.org/gbmday
- It’s #GBMDay. Make a gift to propel brain tumor research and treatments forward: braintumor.org/gbmday
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Your voice makes a difference
Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Brian Mast (R-FL), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Jim Langevin (D-RI) introduced a resolution that designates July 21, 2021 as Glioblastoma Awareness Day.
The resolution, which was introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ed Markey (D-MA), Chris Coons (D-DE), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and Tim Scott (R-SC) unanimously passed the Senate.
- Designates July 21, 2021 as Glioblastoma Awareness Day
- Encourages increased public awareness of glioblastoma
- Honors the individuals who have lost their lives to glioblastoma, a devastating disease, or are currently living with it
- Supports efforts to develop better treatments for glioblastoma that will improve the long term prognosis and quality of life of individuals diagnosed with the disease
- Expresses its support for the individuals who are battling brain tumors, as well as the families, friends, and caregivers of those individuals
- Urges a collaborative approach to brain tumor research, which is a promising means of advancing the understanding and treatment of glioblastoma
- Encourages continued investment in glioblastoma research and treatments, including through the Glioblastoma Therapeutics Network and other existing brain tumor research resources
Contact Your Members of Congress About GBM Awareness Day
Members of Congress have already been taking action and demonstrating outstanding leadership to recognize the importance of shining a light on GBM. The Senate unanimously passed a resolution recognizing GBM Awareness Day, and brain tumor champions in the House have introduced a companion resolution. Thank your Senators for supporting the resolution, and please encourage your House Representative to join this bipartisan effort to recognize GBM Awareness Day.
Ways To Support
We will not stop until we cast a national light on this devastating disease. Take action to propel research and treatments forward. Join our virtual GBM Day event and scientific summit, and get answers to your GBM questions.
Shine a light on the realities of a GBM diagnosis. Share your story and show others that they are not alone. Spread the word on social media with GBM statistics and shareable graphics, and become an advocate.
MAKE A GIFT
Your support is critical to ensuring the urgent, unmet needs of the brain tumor community continue to be heard and addressed. When you make a one-time or sustaining gift to NBTS, you have an immediate impact on the important work underway to conquer and cure brain tumors—once and for all.