This summer Brain Tumour Research is calling on the nation to get together with friends and family on Saturday 1st July 2017 to DO LUNCH!, as part of a campaign to raise vital funds for research into brain tumours. Here are just ten reasons why you will be helping such a great cause.
- Fewer than 10% of people in the UK know that brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer
- Brain Tumours kill more children than leukaemia, more men under 45 than prostate cancer and more women under 35 than breast cancer
- Just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.
- Brain Tumour Research is campaigning to see the national spend on brain tumour research increased to £30 - £35 million a year, in line with breast and leukaemia , in order to advance treatments and ultimately find a cure
- Every week, a family loses their child to a brain tumour, more than those lost, under the age of 15, to leukaemia . In 2015, the number of children dying of cancer was 194 , with brain tumours taking 67 of these (35%) and leukaemia 46 (24%)
- 16,000 people each year are diagnosed with a brain tumour
- Less than 20% of those diagnosed with a brain tumour survive beyond five years compared with an average of 50% across all cancers
- Incidences of, and deaths from, brain tumours are increasing
- Brain Tumour Research is the only national charity in the UK focused on funding sustainable research to find a cure for brain tumours. We are building a game-changing network of world-class Research Centres of Excellence in the UK. Embracing passionate member charities nationwide, £5.5 million was raised towards research and support during 2016.
- It costs £2,740 to fund a days’ worth of research at one of our centres