Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada believe that those affected by brain tumours should never go through life alone. Your vehicle donation can help!

The facts

Every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour. Here are more facts:
  • 55,000 Canadians are surviving with a brain tumour.
  • There are over 120 different types of brain tumours.
  • In the first year after diagnosis, the average patient will make 52 visits to their health care team. This could include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, blood work etc.

What is a brain tumour

  • A brain tumour is a growth of abnormal cells that are either within or around the structure of the brain.
  • Non-malignant tumours account for almost 2/3 of all primary brain tumours.
  • The most common type of primary malignant brain tumour is glioblastoma. Moreover, average survival, even with treatment, is less than one year.
  • Metastatic brain tumours occur at some point in 20-40% of people with cancer. The incidence of metastatic brain tumours is increasing as cancer patients live longer.
  • Brain tumours are the leading cause of solid cancer death in children under the age of 20. Further, they are the third leading cause of solid cancer death in young adults ages 20-39.
  • Brain tumours are located at the control centre for thought, emotion, and movement. They dramatically affect an individual’s physical and cognitive abilities.
  • Brain tumours in children are different from those in adults. 60% of children with brain tumours will survive, however, they are left with long-term side effects.
  • Enhancing the quality of life for people with brain tumours requires access to specialty care. Moreover, they may require clinical trials, follow-up care, and rehabilitation.
  • Accurate data helps researchers understand the disease and improve treatment. To this end, the Brain Tumour Registry of Canada was launched in May 2019.

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Close to home

As with so many of our receiving charities, this cause hits close to home. Two of our Donate a Car Canada employees have friends and loved ones who have been afflicted by brain tumours.

This is one of DACC’s 800+ Canadian charities. We’ve made them our charity of the month for February. If you, or someone you care about, are impacted by brain tumour(s), donate your car through our program! Every dollar donated makes a difference.

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