March is Brain Tumour Awareness month, to help remember those affected by this challenging condition and to help more people recognise their symptoms early and come forward for treatment. The charity Brain Tumour Research is marking the start of March by asking supporters to light a candle and share their photos on social media.
The charity will also observe a minute’s silence at 11am on Wednesday 1st March at each of its Centres of Excellence and lay a commemorative wreath. Many other charities and healthcare organisations around the UK will be holding fundraising events and awareness raising days throughout the month of March to help support those affected by brain tumours.
It is estimated that 16,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year, which amounts to 45 people per day. This can have a devastating effect on the life of the patient, and also their family and friends.
The finale of the Brain Tumour Research’s month-long campaign is Wear A Hat Day on 31 March. This is now an established tradition, with top millinery designers pitching in to lend their skills and creativity to the occasion. Anyone who wants to participate and help raise funds can register their school, workplace, or community for a sponsored Wear a Hat Day.
This year’s event has a special royal theme, to acknowledge the coronation of King Charles III and the Queen Consort. There will also be a prestigious contribution from the acclaimed milliner Misa Harada.
Misa said: “I am honoured to be chosen to support such an important charity, and to help raise awareness through the joyous, positive and liberating activities organised, such as Wear a Hat Day and the launch of the brooch which I hope will make people smile.”
All the funds raised will go towards the tireless efforts to combat this devastating disease.
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