One of the most important fundraising evenings in London takes place at the Intercontinental Park Lane this Friday, and tickets are still available.
Every year, the Brain Tumour Research Campaign puts together an excellent party to raise money for, yes, you guessed it, brain tumour research. Wondering why you should pony up £160 for a ticket, don your best gown, and hit the town?
- Brain tumours are the most common cause of cancer death in children under 15 years of age
- In 2008, 58% more women died from a brain tumour than from cervical cancer
- More men under 45 and women under 35 die from a brain tumour than any other cancer
- Over 6,500 primary tumours are diagnosed in the UK each year (NICE Guidelines 2006) – together with secondary tumours this figure rises to 16,000 at least
- The incidence of brain tumours has increased by 30-40% in the past 30 years – that’s 2% each year
- 20% of all cancers now spread to the brain
- Brain tumour research receives less than 1% (0.7%) of cancer research spending in the UK
Scroll down to check out pictures of from previous years' balls.