Walk4BrainCancer has grown into a national movement of thousands and last year it raised almost $2 million! The success of Walk4BrainCancer has enabled record levels of brain cancer research. We’ve funded projects across Australia and overseas and enabled collaborations between the best brain cancer researchers from around the globe and brought ground-breaking clinical trials to Australia. Thanks to Walk4BrainCancer, since 2013 we’ve funded 41 world-class research grants to help find a cure for this devastating disease.
By Walking 4 Brain Cancer you’ll be backing world-class brain cancer research, advocacy and awareness. Ultimately, you'll be helping to move us closer to a cure. Thanks to passionate walkers like these, last year's Walk4BrainCancer raised almost $2 million. This year, who will you walk for?
Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is an Australian-based organisation, which is working globally to rapidly improve brain cancer survival. The Foundation’s mission is to increase five-year brain cancer survival from the current 20 per cent to 50 per cent by 2023 with a vision to ultimately find a cure for brain cancer. It will achieve this by empowering people living with brain cancer to have a strong influential voice, while raising awareness and funding for innovative research to accelerate quality treatments to patients.
Brain cancer kills more children than any other disease in Australia. It also kills more people under 40 in Australia than any other cancer. Yet very little is known about brain cancer, its causes or how to treat it.
Brain cancer survival rates are low and have hardly changed for 30 years, despite significant increases in survival for Australians diagnosed with other types of cancer, such as prostate and breast cancer. Treatment is challenging because it affects our most vital organ. Brain cancer costs more per person than any other cancer, yet only receives a small fraction of federal government cancer research funding.
Five-year survival for brain cancer has barely improved in more than 30 years and just two in ten people diagnosed with brain cancer will survive for at least five years.