Ninth Surviving Brain Tumors Awareness Event, Thursday, May 16-Friday,Cleveland, Ohio
Sorry for the short notice. Sounds like a nice event this thursday!
Posted on: 05/14/2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tonya M. Burwell
Surviving Brain Tumors Awareness Event Coordinator
9364 Asbury Lane
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Ninth Surviving Brain Tumors Awareness Event—Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland, OH—March 30, 2013—I will be holding the Ninth Surviving Brain Tumors Awareness Event, Thursday, May 16-Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic. We will have tables set up both up right outside the cafeteria in the Main Campus, and we will also have tables set up in the Taussig Cancer Center. In both locations we will distribute brain tumor literature, sell raffle tickets for raffle items, talk and share our brain tumor survivor stories with patients and individuals, sell brain tumor awareness items such as pins and bracelets. We also have an individual who volunteered to do art therapy with the brain tumor patients, so as they could create their own individualized, unique hat to represent them
There are over 688,000 people just here in the United States, which are living with a brain tumor. Many times the symptoms of a brain tumor just get overlooked. Each year, thousands and thousands of more people are being diagnosed with brain tumors. We are attempting to stop this!
We are also looking to bring in the Hidden Under Our Hats display so that the individuals and patients can see the wide range of people brain tumors affect. Hidden Under Our Hats is a hats display, which are from brain tumor patients, who have or are currently fighting the brain tumor battle. The hat, which the brain tumor patient sends in to be added onto the Hidden Under Our Hats display, is a hat which serves to represent them, and has their brain tumor history on it signifies who they are, and gives information about that person, such as the type of brain tumor they have, how old they are, when, and where they were diagnosed.
Hidden Under Our Hats is also sent to Washington, D.C. each year and displayed on Capitol Hill, so as to serve as a display of the large number of people, whose lives have been affected by a brain tumor. These hats represent and give an identity to that individual with a brain tumor. The hats help show that brain tumors do not discriminate, and can and do affect so many different people.
Please do come and learn more about brain tumors, and learn about the prevalence of brain tumors, as we do not want the next diagnosis to be you! There are numerous organizations that do brain tumor research, and this year’s donations will be given to the National Brain Tumor Society, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, and the Cleveland Clinic, so as to be put toward brain tumor research. I’m looking forward to this year’s Ninth Surviving Brain Tumors Awareness Event, here in Cleveland! We hope to see you there!
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