Team Purple’s Charity Fundraiser for Cancer Research is just a day away, and we thought this was a great time to share some information about the cause we’re supporting, and why this research is so vital to so many Canadians.
Every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with brain cancer. In 2017, 3000 Canadians were diagnosed with brain and spinal cord cancer, and 2400 Canadians died from brain and spinal cord cancer. Depending on the type of tumour, brain cancer can have a survival rate of less than 10%.
Current treatment for generally includes surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, often used in conjunction with each other. Due to the nature of brain cancer and it’s location within the body, these treatment methods can be risky and sometimes leave the patient with long term side effects.
Additionally, brain cancer is a disease that has personally affected the friends and family of Team Purple, and we understand how devastating its impact can be. It's a cause close to home, and we want to do as much as we can to help.
That’s why it’s so imperative to continue funding research to help develop safer and more effective ways of treatment, as well as to learn more about this type of cancer to assist in earlier detection of the tumours.
Calgary’s Best appreciates every bit of your support in helping us raise money for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. You can help us out by directly donating through our GoFundMe linked here, or by sharing our posts to help spread the word.
We’ll be hosting an event on June 21st, at 7:00 at Hudson’s Shawnessy and would love for you to come out and join us! Additionally our GoFundMe campaign will run for an additional 2 weeks.