International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA) - 2009 "Walk" and "Week"

The 3rd annual Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours will be held between 1 January and 7 November 2009. People are encouraged to undertake sponsored or unsponsored walks to raise awareness about brain tumours and to donate the mileage covered to the World Walk target of circling the earth five times at the Equator (125,000 miles or 200,000 kms).

The IBTA does not wish to receive any funds raised by these walks or by other Brain Tumour awareness-raising activities. Funds raised should be donated to a local or national brain tumour support or research activity.

The 3rd International Brain Tumour Awareness Week will be held between Sunday 1 November - Saturday 7 November, 2009 and people are encouraged to organise an activity which will contribute to increased awareness about brain tumours. It could be a walk, a picnic, an information seminar, a scientific conference, or even the distribution of a media statement to local media which draws attention to the particular challenges of a brain tumour and the need for a special response and an increased research effort.

Organisations wishing to be listed as supporters of the IBTA's 2009 World Walk (1 January 2009- 7 November 2009) and the International Brain Tumour Awareness Week (1 November 2009 - 7 November 2009) should contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please note: for your organisation or group to be a "supporter" of the Week and Walk, the IBTA requires no financial commitment or fee to be paid to us by you. All we are asking for is your enthusiasm in supporting and promoting these events and for allowing us to add your name to our list of supporters. For a list of our 2008 supporters, see our home page http://www.theibta.org


Kathy Oliver
Co-Director
International Brain Tumour Alliance - IBTA
www.theibta.org