Published on March 4th, 2016 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw0
Post Office To #WearItOut for Bandanas for Brain Tumours Day
On Friday 4th March the Post Office is getting involved in Bandanas for Brain Tumours Day part of Brain Tumour Awareness Month. “Bandana Day” has been arranged by The Brain Tumour Charity to support their national awareness campaign, #WearItOut. The charity is hoping to raise £100,000 to aid early diagnosis of brain tumours and fund research at the University of Cambridge, The University of Edinburgh and the University of Nottingham.
Fatblokerunning Showing How to #WearItOut
Win D’cruz is the driving force for the fundraising at the Post Office. Known also by his pseudonym Fatblokerunning, Win has been raising money for various charities over the years. When his wife Judy was diagnosed with a brain tumour in August 2012 he turned his fundraising efforts to The Brain Tumour Charity.
Win says: “It was a massive shock to us all and just felt we wanted to do something as a thank you for the great support and care we have had in the last year.”
Happily, Judy is now doing well and she and Win are continuing to raise awareness and fundraise. Later in March 2016, Win will be running the Brentwood Half Marathon for the charity.
Brain Tumours Are The Biggest Cancer Killer of Children And Adults Under 40
Over 800 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumour this month, which equals 27 people per day. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40. Early diagnosis is the key and can save lives and reduce the chance of long term disabilities.
Research into this form of cancer is extremely underfunded and the Post Office is proud to be involved in raising awareness and money for The Brain Tumour Charity.
You can also sponsor Win with his run at the Brentwood Half Marathon on Sunday 20th March by visiting his website fatblokerunning.com and making a donation.