World Brain Tumor Day

This commemoration day was initialized by the Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe e.V. (German Brain Tumor Association) in 2000. Because brain tumors occur rather seldom in comparison to other cancers, they are little-noticed by the public.
The goal is to direct international public attention to people that are confronted with this serious disease and the urgent need for more research. Every year on this day there are a wide variety of events taking place around the world.

German Brain Tumor Association
The "Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe e.V." (German Brain Tumor Association) is a non-profit organisation which provides information and support to brain tumor patients. Since its founding in 1998 more than 500 members from fourteen nations have been registered. The association is supported by patients and their family members as well as health professionals and scientists. A key goal is to seek a cure for brain tumors.