by Jessica Whiteman, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
**NATIONAL DAY OF GRAY: MAY 27
On May 27, we celebrate the efforts of our incredible volunteers and honor the lives of brain tumor patients and their caregivers.
QUICK BRAIN TUMOR FACTS
- An estimated 700,000 Americans are living with a primary brain tumor
- Approximately70% of all brain tumors are benign
- Approximately30% of all brain tumors are malignant
- Approximately 58% of all brain tumors occur in females
- Approximately 42% of all brain tumors occur in males
Brain tumors do not discriminate, inflicting men, women, and children of all races and ethnicities.
Using social media show your support for nearly 700,000 people living with brain tumors and their caregivers # TheGrayscale @headforthecure
According to the National Brain Tumor Society, approximately 85,000 more people will be diagnosed in 2021.
Join over 6,000 Facebook friends at Head for the Cure public group page: A nonprofit organization with the mission to build awareness, raise funds, and inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, survivors, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy.
****** IN LOVING MEMORY OF CRAIG RIGGS 1972 -2020 *********
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