1. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40

The Brain Tumour Charity provides support for anyone diagnosed with a brain tumour and their families, it undertakes research to try to improve quality of life and survival rates of brain tumour sufferers, and it raises awareness of brain tumours across the UK.

Other facts you need to know:

  • 25 people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour every single day.
  • 500 children and young people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour every year. 25% of these will die, that’s one child every three days.
  • Brain tumours reduce life expectancy by, on average, 20 years – the highest of any cancer.
  • Just 14% of adults survive for five years after diagnosis.

You can find out more about the fantastic work of The Brain Tumour Charity by visiting www.thebraintumourcharity.org

 

2. Because someone like you is living with a brain tumour

A wonderful friend of mine, Gideon Burrows, was diagnosed with an inoperable, incurable brain tumour in 2012 at the age of 35. A father of two young children this was devastating for his family and friends.

As a writer, journalist and cyclist Gideon has documented his journey from diagnosis through his blog Bicycles and Brain Tumours. Do have a read, it is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes funny and always honest, informative and amazing.

Gideon has also recently written a book ‘Brain Tumours: Living Low Grade’ to raise awareness, offer support and reassurance to other sufferers and their families.

Giving back:

When I started teaching baby yoga I wanted to give back in two ways.

Firstly by sharing with other parents and babies the joys and skills Baby Yoga taught me when I went to classes with my boys when they were babies.
Secondly by regularly raising money and awareness of charities who have helped babies and parents who come to class and charities with which I have a personal affinity.

The Brain Tumour Charity is the third charity I have supported since starting Breathing Space Baby Yoga, I hope that you will support them too. Please help The Brain Tumour Charity support more families like Gideon’s and undertake research that one day means other families won’t have to go through the same terrible journey, the better.

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Thank you.