Brain Tumour Ireland News

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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, 1st December, 2019 from 9.30am.

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. Activities include Christmas decoration making and general arts and crafts; baking; archery; the climbing wall; the zipline; crazy golf; lego and lots of other fun games!

Pre- registration is essential. Please contact fiona@braintumourireland.com to book a place for your family.

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Remembrance Service 2019

The annual Brain Tumour Ireland remembrance service will take place on Sunday 24th November @ 3pm 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!

 

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

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Special Exhibition for Brain Tumour Awareness Week

Deb Fanning Millinery and Emma Synnott Photography present ‘TIL DEATH DO US PART.

 

Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/til-death-do-us-part-tickets-68249312531?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

For one night only, Deb Fanning and Emma Synnott will present their very first joint exhibition ‘Til Death do us Part, taking place at Crow Street, Temple Bar on November 1st 2019, from 6pm.

Deb Fanning is an award nominated Irish Milliner who just recently had pieces on sale in Brown Thomas in the lead up to the Galway Races Summer Festival. Emma Synnott is a well established Irish Photographer with a huge interest in exploring editorial fashion photography.

Over the last year we have been working towards this very personal exhibition to showcase a collective piece of work. Having both lost our Dad’s over the last 18 months, we became a huge support system for each other through the unique journey of meandering grief. We decided to work on a project together that would help us to express our grief, and using our creative abilities, focus on opening and normalising a healthy conversation around grief.

The exhibition will display a brand new 12 piece collection from Deb under the theme ‘Til Death do us Part’ – including 6 white and 6 black hats and headpieces.

Emma will display photographs taken of the collection on the night, shot in editorial style, a new style for Emma to choose, alongside the actual pieces made by Deb for this joint exhibition.

November 1st is ‘Day of the Dead’ – a holiday which involves family and friends gathering to remember friends and family members who have died, and to help support their spiritual journey. In Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle. Mexicans view it not as a day of sadness but as a day of celebration. We want to encourage continuing this conversation as something that is healthy and part of life.

On the Night:

This exhibition is FREE OF CHARGE, however, donations would be greatly appreciated to support both the Brain Tumour Ireland and Irish Heart Foundation charities.

The venue has a full bar and we will provide snacks and nibbles for attendees on the night.

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Brain Tumour Research – a two-part public lecture on Wed 30th Oct

As part of International Brain Tumour Awareness Week, 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 at RCSI Talk Flyer_30.10.19

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Brain Tumour Ireland Run 2019

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, 3rd November, in Corkagh Park, Dublin.

There is a 10k/5k timed race for individuals, and for those who don’t wish to be timed there’s an untimed 5k family fun run/walk option (buggies allowed).

This event forms part of  “Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours”, a project co-ordinated 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!

 

Group discount of 20% now available for groups booking 10+  participants in one race (i.e. all 10+ must be in 5k race or all 10+ must be in 10k race)

 

Prizes

1st & 2nd Male & Female for each distance

 

Facilities:

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

 

When: Sunday, 3rd November 2019

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.

 

 www.braintumourireland.com

Registered Charity Number: 20102128 | Revenue Number: 20506

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Brain Tumour Awareness Week

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 info@braintumourireland.com 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 https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/til-death-do-us-part-tickets-68249312531.

 

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!

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Signed Dubs Jersey for Auction!

The Dubs are on a ‘drive for 5’ and you have a chance to get your hands on a signed team jersey before the All Ireland Final!

The jersey, worn by Eric Lowndes, will be auctioned to raise funds for Brain Tumour Ireland.

Bids of €200 and upwards will be accepted for this great collector’s item.

Email your bids to info@braintumourireland.com before 5pm on Thursday, 29th August.

 

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Caring for Carers – Coffee Morning and Information Session

Coffee Morning and Information Session for Carers

To mark National Carers Week (10th – 16th June 2019), Brain Tumour Ireland is hosting a coffee morning and information session for the family, friends and carers of those diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Date: Saturday 8th June 2019

Venue:  Business Centre, The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2.

Time: 11am to 1pm

Our guest speaker Marian Mahon from Family Carers Ireland will be there to answer any questions you may have regarding your entitlements when caring for a loved one.

 

We would love you to join us. This event is free of charge.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP to sandra@braintumourireland.com

(Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis)

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Wellness Day – Cork

 

Brain Tumour Ireland is holding a Wellness Day on Sunday, 26th 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) Let’s dance!

 

A full outline of the day is available here.

 

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Living Well With a Brain Tumour – a free event

Join us along with the Irish Cancer Society and the Neurosciences Department of Beaumont Hospital, on Thursday 16th of May (9am – 3pm).

This is a free information and support event designed to help meet the challenges faced by those affected by a brain tumour and their families.

Presentations will be given on topics including:

  • What’s new in brain tumour management;
  • How to manage seizures;
  • Well-being;
  • Speaking to children about a brain tumour;
  • Managing physical and cognitive challenges;

Lunch, refreshments and parking will be provided free on the day.

To register for free, visit https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/living-well-with-a-brain-tumour-tickets-58734220635

Attendees must be 18 years of age or above.

For more information please call 01 852 8379/8455 or send an email to eloisecowie@beaumont.ie or eithnedunne@beaumont.ie.