Brain Tumour Ireland Events

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Philip Treacy pin designed exclusively for Brain Tumour Ireland

The Irish milliner Philip Treacy has designed a beautiful pin exclusively for Brain Tumour Ireland to mark Wear A Hat Day.

We are very proud of this collaboration and all monies raised from the sale of this pin will go into providing services, raising awareness and to fund research.

You can purchase the pin, priced at €10 here.

 

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#WearAHatDay 2018 – Get Involved!

On Friday, 26th October, we’re asking you to support #WearAHatDay and help Brain Tumour Ireland to raise much-needed funds to deliver patient support and information services, raise awareness of brain tumours and their symptoms, and fund research.

Over 400 brain tumours are diagnosed in Ireland each year; it’s a diagnosis that can be truly overwhelming for patients and their families. Every #WearAHatDay donation made will contribute to our work on behalf of patients and their families.

It’s easy to take part and will certainly brighten up your bank holiday Friday! All you have to do is:

  1. Put on a hat – whether it’s your most extravagant fascinator, your own creation, or your favourite beanie.
  2. Take a photo of you wearing the hat.
  3. Share the picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #WearAHatDay.
  4. Text BTI to 50300 to donate €4. (100% of your donation goes to Brain Tumour Ireland across most network operators. Some operators apply VAT which means a minimum of €3.25 will go to Brain Tumour Ireland. Service Provider LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 0766805278)
  5. Ask your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.

#WearAHatDay takes places as part of International Brain Tumour Awareness Week (20 – 27 October).

You can find out more about the supports Brain Tumour Ireland provide here, and more information about Brain Tumour Ireland here.

Don’t forget to make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and use the hashtag #WearAHatDay.

 

Pictured / News 12052017.
Twitter nominated Brain Tumour Ireland as their charity of the year for 2017 after a colleague was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2016. As part of their fundraising efforts the Twitter Dublin staff organised #WearAHatDay. The idea is for employees to wear hats to work to raise awareness of brain tumours and donate to Brain Tumour Ireland.
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For more information please see www.braintumourireland.com. To donate 4euro to the cause on Wear a Hat Day text BTI to 50300.
Photo Chris Bellew / Fennells

 

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Remembrance Service 2018

The annual Brain Tumour Ireland remembrance service will take place on Sunday 18th November @ 2.30pm in the Wisdom Centre Dublin.

This event is open to people who have lost a loved one due to a brain tumour.

It is a non-denominational service taking place in the peaceful surroundings of the Wisdom Centre Dublin.

Please click here for a map of the venue. It can be accessed from Ormond Street, which is just off Cork Street, in Dublin 8.

All participants will have an opportunity, should they wish, to share memories, reflections, poems and music together. We also welcome those who wish to attend and simply listen, it is not compulsory to participate!

 

Details:

Time: 2.30pm.

Location: The Wisdom Centre, Dublin 8. Please click here for a map showing the location of the venue.

Facilitators: 

We are fortunate to have  Padraic Cawley to facilitate the service. You can learn more about Padraic’s work here.

Singer and harpist Deirdre Seaver will provide music for the event. Those who attended last year will remember the beautiful music performed by Deirdre on the day. You can learn more about her work here.

We would love you to join us for tea/coffee and a chat after the service.

If you wish to attend please rsvp to Fiona by emailing info@braintumourireland.com

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Brain Tumour Ireland Family Day at Barretstown Camp!

Brain Tumour Ireland is holding a Family Day at Barretstown Camp, Co. Kildare!

It takes place on Sunday, 9th December, 2018.

This is a free event for children who have been affected by a brain tumour, as well as their siblings, parents and grandparents.

We hope you will join us for a day of carefree fun for all.

To register your family, please contact fiona@braintumourireland.com

 

 

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Brain Tumour Ireland annual run

**POST EVENT PHOTOS AVAILABLE HERE.
With thanks to photographer Emma Synnott.

 

 

The annual Brain Tumour Ireland run / walk event to fundraise for our work in supporting brain tumour patients and their families, takes place on Sunday, 4th November in Corkagh Park Dublin.

There are 10K and 5K timed runs, a 5K  no pressure fun run/walk and also a kids race.

This year for the first time ever we are also offering you the chance to enter as a team. Get your friends or work colleagues on board!

 

Some of Ireland’s hockey world cup heroes will be on hand at the pre-race warm up and the Sam Maguire will also be waiting for you at the finish line so have your cameras at the ready!

 

 

This event forms part of  “Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours”, a project coordinated by the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA). We will donate the mileage covered in Corkagh Park to the IBTA’s “World Walk” target of circling the earth to raise awareness of brain tumours globally.

To help contribute to the mileage and donate to the work of Brain Tumour Ireland, come join us in Corkagh Park! See further information below:

 

When: Sunday, 4th November 2018

Where: Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

 Start time: 11am

 Sign in and t-shirt pick up: 9.30 – 10.15am

 Meet: Car park at St. John’s Grove entrance

(NB this is the main entrance to Corkagh Park off Fonthill Road South NOT the N7)

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE

If needed, supplementary registration is available on the day between 9.30-10.15am.

 

Facilities:

  • Bag/Key drop off point
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Refreshments at finish line

 

 www.braintumourireland.com

Registered Charity Number: 20102128 | Revenue Number: 20506

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Donegal Support Group

Our Donegal Support Group in conjunction with Cancer Care West meets every second month, on the second Wednesday of the month.

The venue is the Cancer Care West Centre, 2nd Floor, Pearse Road, Letterkenny.

You can email info@braintumourireland.com for more information or call Cancer Care West on 0749601901.

 

 

 

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Wellness Day – Cork

 

Brain Tumour Ireland is holding a Wellness Day on Sunday, 20th May in the Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork.

This free event is open to brain tumour patients as well as family members and carers. In addition to benefiting from the scheduled sessions, previous participants have reported the positives of meeting with other brain tumour patients and sharing experiences and advice.

The event will start at 10am and will finish at approximately 3pm.

Lunch will be provided.

You can register your free place by emailing fiona@braintumourireland.com
(Places are limited).

Details

We have some wonderful sessions planned for the day:
(1)  Mindfulness,
(2) Nutrition,
(3) Music Therapy.

The full outline of the day is available here.

 

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Join the Brain Tumour Ireland team for the 2018 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

Entries for the 2018 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon are now open!

We would be delighted to include you in the Brain Tumour Ireland team for this year’s event,  which takes place on SUNDAY 3rd June.

We will be in D2 Bar , Harcourt St on the day to mind your bags and provide some well deserved post-race refreshments and nibbles!

By joining the Brain Tumour Ireland team you will be helping to fund brain tumour research as well as our work in supporting brain tumour patients and their families.

It’s easy to sign up! Follow the simple three step process here: https://braintumourireland.com/vhi-womens-mini-marathon/

So come on everybody let’s get those runners on, and help make this an even bigger event than last year. We do hope you will join us and we look forward to seeing you on the 3rd of June!

 

 

Win a prize!

By joining the Brain Tumour Ireland mini marathon team you could also win a prize!

We are giving away a brand new pair of Asics runners to one lucky winner 

There are 2 steps to be in with a chance to win-
1. Like and share this Facebook post tagging 5 of your Facebook friends https://www.facebook.com/braintumourireland/photos/a.423883491006787.95218.394911267237343/1770910459637410/?type=3&theater
2. Register for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon and join the Brain Tumour Ireland mini marathon team here https://bit.ly/2GyZ14H

Thanks to all who’ve entered so far. We will announce the winner the week after the mini marathon registration closes.

If you join us in D2 on the day there will also be some spot prizes for people on the Brain Tumour Ireland team!

 

 

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Brain Tumour Ireland contributes to Study Day for Oncology Nurses

Brain Tumour Ireland was delighted to take part in today’s Study Day for Oncology Nurses in Beaumont’s Centre of Education.

Patient representative James Murphy, and BTI National Co-ordinator, Fiona Keegan speaking to oncology nurses at their Study Day.

We attended this event last year to give guidance to Oncology Nurses in relation to the experiences of brain tumours patients, so it was great to be invited back again this year.

We spoke with the nurses about the specific needs of brain tumour patients and their families, from diagnosis, through treatment and on to aftercare.

James Murphy, a brain tumour patient and supporter of our charity gave a first-hand account of what it is like to be a brain tumour patient receiving treatment in hospital here in Ireland.

It is extremely positive that Beaumont Hospital is bringing the patient voice into their classroom in this way and we are very grateful to Beaumont’s Centre of Education for this opportunity. Charities and patient representative groups can play a role in the education, training and development of medical professionals, and this was a great opportunity for us to advocate on behalf of brain tumour patients.

It was lovely to meet such a great group of nurses who are seeking to achieve the highest standards in the care they give to brain tumour patients.

 

 

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Upcoming lecture on brain tumours in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Brain Tumour Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) are delighted to present a two part lecture on brain tumours on Friday, 9th March.

The event takes place at 6.30pm in RCSI Dublin, in the 1st Floor Lecture Theatre, Mercer Building,
(Entry to the Mercer Building is through the black gates on Noel Purcell Walk, Dublin 2).

Mr. Stephen MacNally, Consultant Neurosurgeon & National Clinical Lead for Neuro Oncology, Beaumont Hospital, will give a talk entitled “Update on the Clinical Management of High Grade Gliomas”.

This will be followed by a talk entitled “Searching for New Ways to Tackle Glioblastoma: Fighting the Good Fight”, by Prof. Annette Byrne, Associate Professor, RCSI Dept of Physiology and Medical Physics & RCSI Centre for Systems Medicine.

The event promises to give an interesting insight into current clinical practise and ongoing research in the area of brain tumours.

While the event is free, pre-registration is necessary. You can book your place at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/brain-tumour-ireland-talk-tickets-43339996095