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An easy to use database of brain tumour support services, and brain tumour clinical trials. Find out what is available to you, on your doorstep and beyond.
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Great North Run 2017: Join team brainstrust in the world's biggest half marathon

The Great North Run is one of the most famous half marathons in the world. Join thousands of runners this October as you race from Newcastle to South Shields, crossing the iconic Tyne Bridge.

 

 


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Public Health England (PHE) Cancer Data and Outcomes Conference 2017

Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th June - Manchester 

The PHE Cancer Data and Outcomes Conference 2017 brings together patients, carers, clinicians, commissioners, academics and charities to showcase the latest developments and opportunities for using data to drive improvements in services, treatment and patient experience both nationally and locally. This year’s conference will cover the breadth of the patient pathway and explore the use of data at all stages including prevention, early diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and end of life. 

 

The conference will take place on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th June in Manchester. Patient bursaries are available for people affected by cancer and carers. The bursaries will cover the conference registration fee, travel to and from the conference and overnight accommodation for Tuesday 13th if needed.

 

To register your interest please send an email to events@phe.gov.uk. You will be asked to complete a bursary application form. All applications will be considered after the closing date of...


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From runner to event organiser - Ashley's story

As a keen runner, Ashley Hawkins has taken part in more than 20 half marathons, raising thousands of pounds for various charities.

 


In December 2013, when his dad died of a brain tumour, Ashley wanted to raise money for brainstrust, in memory of his dad and to help people in the UK who were affected by a brain tumour.


There was just one problem. After a serious knee injury and double knee surgery, surgeons told Ashley he wouldn’t be able to run long distances anymore.


Not to be deterred, he decided that instead of running a half marathon, he would organise one instead. He set up an events company, Fit4thechallenge, in January 2014 and the Bassingbourn brainstrust half marathon was born, followed soon after by the Bass Belle 10 miler.


“I could no longer run in the races and raise sponsorship,” says Ashley. “So, the next best thing was to create races with a charitable element.”
Ashley currently...



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