Wear a hat on October 23 to raise money for brain tumour research

by Lina Jans

On Friday October 23, Brain Tumour Ireland (BTI) invites the public to help raise money for the fight against brain tumours, by simply texting BTI to 50300 and posting a selfie with a hat, using the hashtag ‘#WearAHatDay’.

Over 400 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour in Ireland each year.

This year, BTI’s awareness raising campaign will shine a light on paediatric brain tumours, and its impact on children and their families. There are approximately 60 children diagnosed with a brain tumour each year in Ireland.

A new section on their website will be dedicated to providing information and resources for families of children living with brain tumours. It will be a place to share experiences with other families experiencing the same diagnosis and challenges.

On Friday 23rd October Brain Tumour Ireland partners with milliner Michelle Treacy, giving a hat to the person sending in the best selfie.

Natasha Smith, Chairperson of Brain Tumour Ireland said: “We’re calling on the people of Dublin to get involved on October 23 to support the work that Brain Tumour Ireland does — by simply wearing their favourite hat on the day and donating €4 by texting BTI to 50300.

“We receive no State funding so our #WearAHatDay campaign is essential in funding our services year-round. A brain tumour diagnosis can have a devastating impact on patients and their families, particularly in the case of paediatric brain tumours.

“We’re hoping that the public in Dublin, and across the country will show their support for people diagnosed with brain tumours and have a little fun by getting involved in this campaign. We can’t wait to see the creative hats and photos shared on the 23rd October.”

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