Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Spring Sprint 2007

Spring Sprint 2007

April 24, 2007 09:00 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Invites Walkers to Bring Hope in its Spring Sprint

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 24, 2007) - Please join the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to lace up your sneakers and join the thousands of people helping to reach Canadians affected by a brain tumour. More than 300 family, friends, neighbours and co-workers will gather to celebrate life, generate hope, and raise over $125,000 dollars at this year's Spring Sprint being held at Sunnybrook Park, Sports Pavillion on Saturday, April 28th at 9 am.

Interview Opportunity:

- Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada's spokespeople will be available to talk about the impact of having a brain tumour has on person's life and their family. Learn first-hand, from a person affected by a brain tumour, how important it is to have the support of their family, friends and their community behind them.



Date: Saturday, April 28th, 2007
Location: Sunnybrook Park, Sports Pavilion
Registration Time: 9:00 am
Start Time: 10:00 am


The Spring Sprint is a community-based event that raises pledges for brain tumour support services, research and education. All money raised will help those affected by a brain tumour. Participants are welcome to put their best foot forward and walk for a great cause.

Over 10,000 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year. Brain tumours affect people of all ages and currently there is no cure. Individuals who are affected by a brain tumour endure seizures, paralysis, speech impairment, vision, hearing, and memory loss. The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is devoted to improving the quality of life for those affected and to find a cure.

About Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Bringing hope for over 25 years, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is celebrating its ability to positively impact the lives of people affected by brain tumours across Canada. Over 55,000 people in this country are living with a brain tumour and 10,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, many of those are children. The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada provides information through a free, comprehensive Patient Resource Handbook, live and web-based annual education events, and support through a Canada-wide, toll-free 1-800 line, website (www.braintumour.ca), and national support groups that meet monthly in many communities. The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada also supports brain tumour research through annual grants-in-aid program. Please visit Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada's website at www.braintumour.ca.

Contact Information

  • Fitton Hunter Communications
    Jane Hunter, Media Co-ordinator, Toronto Spring Sprint 2007
    (416) 464-7301
    Email: jane@fittonhunter.com