Sport and Recreation
The Department of Sport and Recreation is proud to support Brain Tumour Research as our official charity.
Brain Tumour Research represents the united campaign voice of the Brain Tumour Research group of charities. Established in 2008, the charity Brain Tumour Research was launched specifically to raise substantial funds for brain tumour research and operates as a separate entity to the member charities.
The University of Portsmouth is one of the leading research centres in England studying brain tumours and Professor Geoff Pilkington is leading the charge to addressing the causes and treatment.
- 16,000 people each year in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour
- brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of UK children
- more people under 40 die of a brain tumour than from any other cancer
- only 12 per cent of males diagnosed with a brain tumour and 15 per cent of females survive beyond five years (compared with 50 per cent for all cancers)
- 25 per cent of all cancers spread to the brain
- 33 per cent more children died from a brain tumour in 2007 than 2001
- 65 per cent more women die from a brain tumour than from cervical cancer
Although brain cancer kills more people under 40 and is the biggest cancer killer of children it receives only 70p in every £100 spent on cancer research in the UK. That is less than 1 per cent. We can all help raise the awareness of brain cancer similarly to the way breast cancer's profile has been, and hit a target of £7 million of funding per year targeted at brain Ttmour research in seven dedicated centres around the country.
The Department of Sport and recreation put on a number of events and programmes each year with all sponsorship going to Brain Tumour Research. We aim to raise over £5,000 per year.
For information on how you can become involved and the events we support please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.