Yippee Happy Liveliness
Please join the Ottawa Brain Tumour Walk, Sunday, June 10th
Team: YIPPEE HAPPY LIVELINESS
This is the second year for our team. Last year with everyone’s support we were able to raise $17,222 - making us the leading fundraisers in Ottawa and sixth in Canada! This is the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s largest and main fundraising event of the year to help end brain tumours. Our team’s support makes a big difference. Let’s do it again and be leaders!
Donate now and if you’re able, join us for the walk in Ottawa on Sunday June 10th.
My life changed when in January 2017 I was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor - Glioblastoma Multiforme Stage 4 - the same type that Gord Downie from the Tragically Hip had. I was told that the median survival, even with aggressive treatment, is 14.6 months and that this statistic hasn't really changed in the last 20 years. The majority of people diagnosed when I was won't be around to participate in this walk. I am determined to defy the odds.
In the first year after diagnosis I had over 80 visits to the hospital plus two surgeries with a combined 10 day hospital stay. I consider myself lucky. Because of the support of the Brain Tumour Foundation and the world-class medical care offered in Ottawa, I was able to stay in my home close to my family and friends while battling this disease. I also qualified for a medical trial this past year and it was incorporated into my treatment plan.
But this is about more than just me. Everyday 27 Canadians are diagnosed with various types of brain tumours. Today, it is estimated that 55,000 Canadians are surviving with a brain tumour. This terrible disease doesn't just affect adults. Brain tumours are now the #1 cause of cancer death in children under the age of 20 and we don't even know what causes them. This needs to change.
Please consider being a part of this movement - every bit helps!
Chris Moore (Team Captain)