Did you know that brain cancer is the number one cancer death for people under the age of 40?
Did you know that 16,000 people are diagnosed with brain tumours each year?
Did you know that brain tumour research is underfunded?
If not, you’re not alone. Many people are unaware of the disease and lack of investment towards finding a cure.
Nicole Witts is one of the 15% of women lucky enough to survive a brain tumour. Being diagnosed in 2008, Nicole experienced first-hand the lack of funding and research of the disease. Now, she wants to raise awareness towards the importance of donating and finding a cure…and she going to extremes to do so.
Nicole agreed to pose without any clothes on, using a pink hat to cover her body, in order to raise awareness and draw attention to the disease. (Picture is available on the Brain Tumour Research website at http://www.braintumourresearch.org/ with more details on the disease and event). Nicole encourages others to get involved and help raise awareness as well, but in a less extreme manner.
On Friday (March 25th), Nicole urges everyone to wear a hat, taking part in what is called the “Wear a Hat Day” event. This initiative hopes to raise money for brain tumour research and to lead people to donate online at http://www.braintumourresearch.org/index.php/donate-.html.
Road Scholar Transport is taking part in the event as well, not only spreading awareness one day out of the year, but 24/7 with our Children’s Tumor Foundation awareness trailer. Learn more about Road Scholar’s 10 Million Miles to a Cure Awareness Campaign and the other foundations Road Scholar is spreading awareness for by visiting www.roadscholarawareness.org.
Are you going to wear a hat this Friday?