Today the Ottawa blog ‘Be Healthy Be Beautiful‘ posted a story about brain tumour survivor Gord and the upcoming Ottawa Spring Sprint.The post is titled, “Hope, Family, Friends and Faith.” The post opens with this:
“Brain tumour. These two words can give you shivers, but the reality is any one of us could have to face these words. On Sunday June 2, 2013, Andrew Haydon Park will be taken over by those running in aid of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. A five kilometre run, walk, stroll, to raise money and awareness.
Gord Smith (or Gordo) is an Ottawa resident and will be taking part in this year’s event. After experiencing severe pain in his head in 2011, is wife Wendy insisted on bringing him to the emergency room. That same day Gordo had a CT scan that revealed a large mass growing on his brain.”
Thank you ‘Be Healthy, Be Beautiful’ for shining the spotlight on both brain tumours and the Spring Sprint!
Happy Earth Day to everyone in the brain tumour community!
The trees are beginning to bloom and the weather is warming; spring is officially in the air. The transition from winter to spring makes spending time outdoors much more enjoyable. If you are looking for more ways to spend time outside with your friends, family, or even on your own, consider participating in your community’s 2013 Spring Sprint!
The annual Spring Sprint series of events are run by volunteers across Canada, who are dedicated to supporting those affected by a brain tumour. When you register and fundraise for Spring Sprint, you join a nation-wide movement transforming the future for brain tumour patients and families. Funds raised contribute to critical research and important services, including information and support.
Whether you walk, jog, or run, register today and start transforming the future for brain tumour patients and survivors.
For a list of 2013 Spring Sprint cities and events visit SpringSprint.ca.
One of Heather Buttrum photos from the 2012 Hamitlon Spring Sprint.
Heather Buttrum is a photographer based on Southern Ontario with her company ‘On Three Photography’ (get it?!). She recently gave of her time and talent to document the Hamilton Spring Sprint. She took beautiful photographs of this day of hope and support and she has generously shared them with us (you’ll be able to see them on the website and our Facebook page soon!). She also has written a lovely post on her blog On3Photography about the Spring Sprint, where you will find a few of the wonderful photos.
This story was written by co-workers of Nicki in Ottawa. Nicki has a brain tumour and her colleagues are rallying together to support her and Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada at this weekend’s Spring Sprint in Ottawa.
Our friend Nicole has been diagnosed with a stage 2 brain tumour. She is a young and vibrant woman that just recently got married and she has a 2 year old son Deklan who is the center of her life. We are running/walking to support our friend in her recovery.
She’s 28. She’s married. She has a little boy who is almost 2. She had a headache. She was dizzy. Her doctor said it was the flu and gave her an antibiotic. The dizziness never left and only got worse. She had difficulties walking… Read more …
Last weekend kicked of the series of Spring Sprint events in support of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and the event in London raised more than $140,000 and brought out close to 800 people. A photos from the day are below, showcasing the many supporters of the brain tumour community. We look forward to sharing many more as the events continue this spring.
Crowd at London Spring Sprint
Emcee Allison Graham hosting the London Spring Sprint again in 2012
Local sponsors for the London Spring Sprint were honoured and thanked
London-area Survivors gather for a photo just before the walk begins
Founder, Steve Northey speaks about the incredible 30 year history of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada while his granddaughter holds a photo his daughter Kelly. The organization is Kelly's legacy.
Chris Bentley, Minister of Energy, Government of Ontario and Susan Marshall, Executive Director, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Spring Sprint kicks off in less than a week in London, Ontario and then rolls, full-steam ahead, across Canada with 20 events over the next two months. Are you registered? It’s easy, just head to SpringSprint.ca.
This series of events is run by dedicated volunteers from across Canada who are determined to support those affected by a brain tumour. Funds raised go towards critical research and important services like information and support.
Without the support of the community, these things would not happen.
We’re busy here in the office getting t-shirts and signage out the cities with events coming soon as well as supporting the Help Line. If you have any questions about Spring Sprint, just give us a call: 1-800-265-5106.
Together, we can Imagine a Cure!