*Update: it is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert on April 27, 2018. We will not allow this loss to stop us. Watch out brain tumours, we will fight even harder in his honour!
On December 18, 2016, our lives changed forever when our Dad, Husband, Grandpa, and Uncle, Friend, Robert Beynen was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour, glioblastoma. Since then he has undergone surgery, radiation, and multiple chemo treatment types, including being a part of a research study. This isn't the first time our family has dealt with a brain tumour either, Rob’s niece Lia, has survived a few, very serious bouts with brain tumours, and Rob's brother, Henry Beynen, passed away from a different tumour in October of 2002. We walk in honour of all of them!
Our goal by fundraising and participating in this walk is so that maybe in the future no other family will have to be affected by this horrible disease!
By signing up for a 2018 Brain Tumour Walk, our team has made a commitment to end brain tumours and to help provide the essential information and support that every person diagnosed deserves.
All money raised through Brain Tumour Walk events strengthens the national movement to end this life-changing disease and brings hope to individuals and families across the country:
Hope for progress in discovering the cause of brain tumours.
Hope for better treatments for every child and adult diagnosed.
And most of all, the hope for a cure.
Thank you for supporting me and my team, and more importantly, for helping the 55,000 Canadians who live with a brain tumour today.