Exciting news: Community Events

We have some very exciting news to share: Two Community Events have surpassed their goals in the last week!

When we refer to “Community Events,” we mean events organized by an individual, a group of people, a company or a community group, to raise funds for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. You control the type of event, who is involved, and when and where it’s held. The two events that surpassed their goals are both in memory of someone who passed away from a brain tumour.

SteveRaponeMemorialFundraiserThe Steve Rapone Memorial Fundraiser was set up by the friends and family of Steve Rapone, who sadly died in March 2015 at the age of 30 due to a recurring brain tumour. Steve was a hockey fan who dedicated time to coaching even throughout his journey, so it’s extremely fitting that a hockey tournament is part of this fundraiser! Today we learned that the Steve Rapone Memorial has beaten its original goal of $7,000 by raising $7,820, with a month still to go in their fundraising efforts!

BrainCycleTour_474x295The other fundraiser has topped its initial goal twice – and even once before the organizers had set off on their trek! Jen and Philippe are cycling across Europe in memory of Phil’s uncle, John. Currently in Denmark and on their way to Bergen, Norway, Jen and Phil have cycled more than 4,000kms and raised $22,000+ for essential programs and resources for the brain tumour community! They also have about one month left to go in their adventure.

Rhian about 10 minutes out of the water Aug 8 #1There’s one more Community Event that has a month to go in its fundraising and awareness efforts. Supporter and survivor of a neurological disease, Rhian Short, is taking on an epic 27km swim across Lake Erie on August 29th! Rhian was diagnosed with a rare condition called intracranial hypertension and she is on track to be the first person to swim across Lake Erie with a VP shunt.

Those are not the only fundraising efforts. For example, Kaiden’s family have an extremely ambitious target of raising $100,000 for pediatric brain tumour research. They have no set time limit. Kaiden Story-cropped

We are sincerely grateful to each and every person who fundraises in honour of those on the brain tumour journey! We rely on donations raised at events like Brain Tumour Walks and Community Events for everything we do. Each handbook sent out, every support group organized, every piece of research funded is all possible thanks to the generosity of people like you. Thank you!

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