Brain Tumor Awareness Month

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Brain Tumor Awareness Month: Be Inspired and Participate

A brain tumor diagnosis often comes out of nowhere, and when someone hears the words, "it’s a brain tumor" they’re in shock and don’t know where to turn for information. This month, we have 31 days to do more than we have ever done before— to raise awareness, participate in sharing education and information, and to take the first steps toward changing the brain tumor diagnosis experience. We can’t do it alone. It’s going to take a community, the ABTA CommYOUnity™ of people like YOU, who are at the center of all that we do, to work to increase awareness of brain tumors and the importance for patients and families to understand their diagnosis and treatment options.


To learn more about the vision for the ABTA CommYOUnity™, watch this message from 
Elizabeth M. Wilson, ABTA President and CEO.

Learn more by clicking on the links below.

ABTA CommYOUnity™ | While you are here | Other ways to Participate | Brain Tumor Statistics | New ABTA Poll

Join the ABTA CommYOUnity™

The ABTA CommYOUnity™ is the first nationwide volunteer network dedicated to serving brain tumor patients, caregivers, families and health care professionals. In celebration of Brain Tumor Awareness Month, we invite YOU to join CommYOUnity™ and participate in activities that advance our shared mission while providing opportunities that are aligned with your interests and capacity for volunteering.


ABTA CommYOUnity™ will connect volunteers at the grass roots level in four core areas to transform the brain tumor experience across communities nationwide:


While you are here

The ABTA’s website is a comprehensive and trustworthy source of brain tumor information. While you are here, please visit the different areas of our website to view information about:

More ways to Participate

  • Connect on social media

    Follow the ABTA on social media for brain tumor news, stories, inspiration and information.

  • Show your ABTA pride

    Shop our store and show your support of the ABTA and its programs. Choose from t-shirts, sweatshirts, bags, water bottles and more.

  • Share your story

    Everyone who has been impacted by a brain tumor has an amazing story to tell. We want to hear from you – your story can help others and inspire them in so many ways

  • Find support

    Find support with ABTA Connections online support community

  • Join a BT5K

    The BT5K Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk is the ABTA’s national signature fundraising event, taking place in cities coast to coast. In every step, there is a story.

  • Join Team Breakthrough

    Team Breakthrough is the ABTA’s training program that allows runners, from beginners to the more advanced, to participate in endurance events nationwide while raising funds and awareness of brain tumors. Move Further. Move Forward.

  • Get Answers

    ABTA’s National Patient & Family Conference is held annually in Chicago. Join us to learn about the latest advances in brain tumor research, treatment and care. Learn more or register.

  • Donate

    Show your support. Your donation will help the ABTA fund critical research and provide support for those impacted by a brain tumor.

    • By the Numbers: Brain Tumor Statistics

      • Nearly 70,000 new cases of primary brain tumors will be diagnosed this year.
      • More than 4,600 children between the ages of 0-19 will be diagnosed with a brain tumor this year.
      • Brain and central nervous system tumors are the most common cancers among children ages 0-19.
      • There are nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. living with a brain tumor.
      • This year, nearly 14,000 people will lose their battle with a brain tumor.
      • There are more than 120 types of brain tumors.