Posted on: 10/08/2007

Walk Around the World for Brain Tumo(u)rs and the Inaugural International Brain Tumo(u)r Awareness Week – News Update 8 October 2007.
Dear Supporter of the International Brain Tumour Community,
We are now in count-down mode for the forthcoming International Brain Tumour Awareness Week (21-27 October). As you are a key supporter of these projects we will soon be sending you by email embargoed copies of Awareness Week media statements in advance of their distribution so that you can utilise their content for local publicity purposes.
Here are some recent developments:
The B.R.A.I.N. Child organisation, based at the SickKids Hospital, Toronto, Canada, and which is a group of parents, family and friends who have the common experience of caring for a child with a brain tumour or who are survivors themselves, supports the World Walk and the Awareness Week. Karen Haas advises that on Sunday 21 October they will be holding the 5 kms Adventure Valley Walk with the combined distance being donated to the World Walk target …
302 individuals each walked 5 kms on 29 September in a walk for the National Brain Tumor Foundation held in San Diego (USA), resulting in 1510 kms being added to the World Walk target …
The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children Inc, based in Georgia, USA, supports the World Walk and the Awareness Week and will be holding the 9th Annual William's Walk and Run just a few days after the Awareness Week …
George Plym, President of the WNC Brain Tumor Support group in North Carolina, and his colleagues undertook a walk around a lake at their Survivors' Picnic on 20 September and donated 30 miles to the Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours. The funds raised will go to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States whose founders Mike and Dianne Traynor are strong supporters of the IBTA and its work. That's a tremendous effort, considering that a number of their supporters are unable to walk …
Nicole Dunn of the Cure for Life Foundation in Sydney, Australia, advises that 16 fund-raising trekkers who will be walking in Chile on behalf of the Foundation will each cover approximately 35 kms, resulting in a donation of 560 kms to the World Walk target and that 30 schools have signed up to participate in the “Cranes for Brains” activity during the Awareness Week …
Dr Andrea Pace of the Irene Onlus organisation was able to speak briefly about the Awareness Week and distribute copies of the Italian-language version of the IBTA brochure to his colleagues at the Italian Association of Neuro–Oncology (AINO) meeting held recently in Lecce, Italy. Dr Eugenio Pozzati, of the Unit of Neuro-oncology, Department of Neurosurgery, at Bellaria Hospital Bologna, Italy, has organised a meeting on the intracavity therapy of glioblastomas on 22 October at his hospital …
400 walkers are anticipated for the 6th Annual Orange County (USA) Angel Adventure 5 kms Walk to be held on 20 October. Funds raised will go to the National Brain Tumor Foundation and the combined distance covered will be donated to the Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours …
US singer, songwriter and brain tumour survivor David Bailey’s visit to the UK for the Awareness Week is taking shape with performances confirmed so far at the following locations: house concert for the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire; concert in the chapel of the Royal Marsden Hospital, London Borough of Sutton; concert at The Children's Trust, Tadworth, Surrey; floor spot in the lineup at The Ram Folk Club, Claygate, Surrey. Radio and media interviews are also being arranged …
Don't forget to let us know as soon as possible about any Awareness Week activities you're planning.  Please donate any mileage from sponsored walks to the Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours.  And finally, please DO spread the word about the Awareness Week and World Walk via your local newspapers, radio stations and television programmes.
Thank you for your continuing support.
Denis Strangman (Chair)                                     
International Brain Tumour Alliance – IBTA

Kathy Oliver (Secretary)
PO Box 244, Tadworth, Surrey
KT20 5WQ, United Kingdom
Tel:+ (44) + (0) + 1737 813872
Fax: + (44) + (0) +1737 812712
Mob: + (44) + (0) + 777 571 2569
The International Brain Tumour Alliance is a not-for-profit, limited liability company registered in England and Wales, registered number 6031485.  Registered office: Roxburghe House, 273-287 Regent Street, London W1B 2AD, United Kingdom.  All correspondence should be sent to the Secretary's address above, not to the registered office.

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