Brain Tumour Awareness Week 2021 takes place from Saturday 30th October – Saturday 6th November.


Our theme is ‘Hats Off To Our Heroes’, as we pay tribute to both the frontline healthcare workers and the everyday heroes who give valuable care and support to the brain tumour community in Ireland.

As part of the Awareness Week we want to recognise the everyday heroes, those who have who have helped someone affected by a brain tumour in some small but invaluable way.

A hero could be a fellow parent who took over the school-run or the football practice run, or maybe they dropped in meals. It could be a neighbour who cut their grass or trimmed their hedge, or a member of the community who provided lifts to hospital appointments. Perhaps it was a local hairdresser who paid a courtesy home visit.

Nominate your hero, by filling in the form here, so that we can learn about these stories and thank these everyday heroes for their quiet contributions.



Throughout the week we are also holding a special fascinator workshop for healthcare workers, an online brain tumour awareness conference for healthcare professionals (see here for the conference programme), a children’s colouring competition (enter the competition here), and of course the ever popular #WearAHatDay takes place on Friday 5th November.

On Wear A Hay Day, we are encouraging people to wear a hat, post a selfie using #WearAHatDay and if they can text BTI to 50300 to donate €4 to Brain Tumour Ireland.

This year we are proud and honoured to work with Westport based milliner Lina Stein who is generously donating one of her beautiful hats for the best hat selfie. Learn more about Lina’s work here.

Keep in touch with us throughout Brain Tumour Awareness Week on all our social media platforms.