Brain Tumour Awareness Week 2020 is taking place from Monday, 19th to Friday, 23rd October.
This year, we’re shining a light on the impact of paediatric brain tumours, raising awareness of the impact that such a condition has on children and their families.
We have a series of online events running throughout the week designed to support the families of children diagnosed with brain tumours.
The full programme of events is as follows:
Monday 19th October – 11.30am
‘Impact on Siblings When a Child has been Diagnosed with a Brain tumour’
Peter Hanlon, PhD, Journey Through Loss
Tuesday 20th October – 11.30am
‘Talking to Children about Bereavement and Loss’
Maura Keating, Irish Childhood Bereavement Network
Wednesday 21st October – 11am
‘The Importance of Taking Care of Yourself as a Parent’
Bryan Nolan, Training & Facilitation Consultant Specialising in Grief and Loss
Thursday 22nd October – 3.00pm
‘Barretstown Live: Activity Extravaganza!’
An Hour of Games and Activities with the Barretstown Gang
Friday 23rd October: #WearAHatDay
Win a Michelle Treacy Hat for best selfie competition
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for your chosen events.
Wear A Hat Day
As part of the awareness week, we’re also holding the annual #WearAHatDay, taking place on Friday, 23rd October, – we’re asking you to get involved!
All you have to do is put on your favourite hat on Friday, 23rd October, take a selfie and post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use #WearAHatDay, then text BTI to 50300 to donate €4 to Brain Tumour Ireland.
From fedoras to fascinators- anything goes!
There’s also a prize for the ’best selfie’ – a generously donated bespoke hat from milliner Michelle Treacy! Check out her talents at https://m.facebook.com/michelletreacymillinery/