JUNE 23 / 2018
BIRDIES FOR BRAIN TUMOURS
All About Brain Tumours
A brain tumour is a mass of abnormal cells within or around the structure of the brain.
A brain tumour can be benign or malignant, and can be primary or secondary.
• Every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour
• It is estimated that 55,000 Canadians are surviving with a brain tumour
• There are over 120 different types of brain tumours, making effective treatment very complicated.
• Primary brain tumours (originating in the brain) occur in 8 out of 100,000 people. This number rises to approximately 32 per 100,000 when metastatic tumours (cancer originating in other areas of the body that has spread to the brain) are included.
The 1st Birdies for Brain Tumours charity golf tournament and dinner was held in July of 2012, and was a huge succeess. Due to the overwhelming show of support, it was decided that Birdies for Brain Tumours become an annual event.
Over the course of the first 5 years of B4BT, the support continued to grow and we have been able to raise over $175,000 which has gone directly to helping fund further brain tumour research, patient and family support groups as well as educational events.
We are currently preparing for the 6th annual B4BT and are looking forward to another great year.
2012: Team Leblanc
2013: Team Leganchuk
2014: Team Clear Lake Golf Course
2015: Team Markewich
2016: MANITOBA WEATHER!!!
2017: Team Lego Sucks
For those of you that don't know, my name is Connor Thomson. I started the annual Birdies for Brain Tumours golf tournament after I was diagnosed with a brain tumour in December of 2011. My goal is to provide the public with a greater awareness of brain tumours, as well as donate all funds generated by the event to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.
This year we hope to repeat the success of the previous events and with your support we believe we can help find a cure.