Local MP dons Hat to raise awareness for Brain Tumour Research

Steve McCabe MP gets involved in Wear A Hat Day campaign for Brain Tumour Research by sporting his finest hat.

The annual Wear A Hat Day event has captured the nation’s imagination for several years now, becoming the UK’s premier brain tumour awareness event.  Steve and supporters across the UK have taken part to help realise the charity’s ambition to open more Centres of Excellence dedicated to research into brain tumours.

Brain Tumour Research’s Wear a Hat Day campaign aims to raise awareness each year about the devastating impact brain tumour’s have on individuals and families. The campaign supports a serious issue: Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40 and this research is woefully underfunded, with less that 1% of the government spending on cancer being channelled towards brain tumours. Getting involved in #WearAHatDay is a fantastic way to create awareness and raise funds for sustainable and continuous research into brain tumours.

Steve McCabe MP said:

“I am very proud to support the Wear A Hat Day campaign particularly as I was shocked to learn that brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and young adults. I think that the campaign does a fantastic job in creating awareness of this issue and how underfunded brain tumour research is which is why I would encourage everyone to get involved with Wear a Hat Day.”

Sue Farrington Smith, Chief Executive of Brain Tumour Research, comments:

“Currently research into brain tumours receives less than 1% of national cancer research spending and, unlike most other cancers, incidences of deaths from brain tumours are becoming more prevalent; so every pound raised will help us open further Centres of Excellence across the UK and bring us one step closer to finding a cure.”

For information about Wear A Hat Day go to www.wearahatday.org

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