The 2019 Brain Tumour Awareness Week takes place from the 26th October to the 2nd November. The week is marked by the International Brain Tumour Alliance, of which we are a proud member.

We will be holding our Wear a Hat Day on Friday, 25th October.and our annual run in Dublin on Sunday, 3rd November, to bookend the week.

There will be a number of other events and initiatives throughout the week itself. Further information can be found below.


Wear a Hat Day – Fri 25th Oct 2019

Much like last year we will be encouraging people to wear a hat to work, school or college or in their community on Friday, 25th of October. Share a selfie on your social media to help raise awareness of brain tumours. You can also text BTI to 50300 to donate €4 to Brain Tumour Ireland to help support brain tumour patients and to fund research. Please use #WearAHatDay.

Milliner Debra Fanning has kindly donated a hat for us to give as a prize for the best #WearAHatDay photo.

We are encouraging Transition Year school students to get involved in Wear a Hat Day this year. Please email if you would like more information on how to go about this in your school.


GP awareness of brain tumours – throughout the week

Throughout brain tumour awareness week, GPs all across Ireland will receive an information leaflet from Brain Tumour Ireland highlighting the incidence of brain tumours and the importance of looking out for brain tumour symptoms.


Two part public lecture on brain tumours – Wed, 30th Oct

Brain Tumour Ireland, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Trinity College Dublin together will host a two part lecture on brain tumour research.

The event takes place on Wednesday 30th Oct @ 6.30pm in Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute.

Details of the two part lecture are as follows:

    1. “Finding New Ways in the Lab to Tackle Glioblastoma” by Dr. Kate Connor PhD, RCSI Dept of Physiology and Medical Physics.
      • Followed by two GLIOTRAIN Project PhD Students with updates on their research in GBM.
    2. “Brain Tumours and Epilepsy: Vital Links Provide Valuable Clues?” by Prof. Mark Cunningham PhD FTCD, Discipline of Physiology, School of Medicine, TCD.

Further information and eventbrite registration is at RCSI Talk Flyer_30.10.19


Exhibition- ‘Until Death Do Us Part’

Milner Debra Fanning and photographer Emma Synnott are holding a joint exhibition on Friday 1st November in Crow Street Restaurant, Temple Bar from 6pm. Emma will be raising funds for BTI and Debra will be raising funds for Irish Heart Foundation. Please see attached link for information on the event and to book tickets


Brain Tumour Ireland annual run – Sun 3rd Nov

Each year we hold a run in Corkagh Park Dublin to raise awareness of brain tumours as part of the IBTA’s ‘Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours’ project. This run also serves as our main fundraiser for the year and is crucial to our work in supporting brain tumour patients and their families. Further details on registration to follow.


We hope you will get involved with this year’s Brain Tumour Awareness Week. Stay tuned to our social media for more information!