The average life expectancy for those diagnosed with glioblastoma is 14-16 months, and more efforts are needed to increase awareness for funds to be raised to support crucial clinical trials. Each year, Head for the Cure and the ENTIRE brain tumor community honor those who have fought and are fighting a glioblastoma and act by sharing stories and encourage advocacy as we all work to defeat brain cancer step by step! Stay tuned each year to learn how you can be a part of GBM Awareness Day.
National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) advocated for the bipartisan Senate Resolution 245, designating July 17, 2019, as the first “Glioblastoma Awareness Day.” Introduced by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), with the support of co-sponsors Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Ed Markey (D-MA), S.Res. 245 will raise public awareness for glioblastoma (GBM), the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer, and leverage support for research, treatment development, patients, and their families. Head for the Cure Foundation and dozens of other brain tumor organizations were excited to endorse this resolution.
Honor Glioblastoma Awareness Day on Wednesday, July 21st!
How Can You Make an Impact?
Spread the Word: Follow Head for the Cure on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, then share our posts with friends and family! Liking a post, commenting along, or sharing to your own page is such an easy way to build awareness not just on GBM Awareness Day but every day.
Find An Event Near You or Start Your Own: Head for the Cure hosts nearly 30 5K run/walk events across the country and you can participate in any of them! Whether you attend in person as a runner or walker, volunteer, or participate virtually, you can be part of the fun! Find an event here. Want to host your own event? We can help! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning!
Show Your Support with a Donation: We need YOU to continue our mission of granting funds to support vital research, clinical trials, and patient and caregiver programs like Brains for the Cure. Donate Now! You can also encourage others to donate by starting your own Facebook Fundraiser supporting Head for the Cure!
Wear Gray: Put on your favorite gray shirt and snap a selfie! Then share it on social media and tag @Headforthecure.
Share Your Own Story: This disease can feel incredibly isolating for those impacted directly. Help others know they aren't alone by sharing your own story with Head for the Cure! Email us at email@example.com.