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TODAY is Giving Tuesday Now, a new global day of giving to create a wave of generosity and action to help nonprofits affected by Covid-19. 
GoFundMe will match gifts to campaigns that raise at least $1000 from ten or more donors. Funds are limited so PLEASE GIVE early and often. Thank you.

Go Grey in May: Post a photo or video of your grey roots on your social media tagged #GoGreyInMay and #OurBrainBank and nominate a friend to do the same. And if you're bald, or are already rocking the grey, we want to see you too - add a grey scarf or hat, whatever works for you. It's the ice-bucket challenge for GBM!


OurBrainBank Founder, Jessica Morris, is featured in the latest episode of The Simplicity Principle podcast, sharing the mic with Professor Sir Mark Walport, the UK government's Head of Research and Innovation. Jessica talks to host Julia Hobsbawm —trustee of the OurBrainBank UK board — about how simplicity can cut through the complexity of science and medicine. Listen HERE.

Patients & carers: join our VOICES call TODAY (Tuesday May 5) at 12pm ET. Our special guest is Colin Gerner - co-founder of StacheStrong whose goal is to is "to flip the script on GBM, and find a cure." Write us to get a calendar invite or join our Facebook group

Our featured patient this week is Patrick Koske-McBride. Patrick has had three brain tumors. His most recent was GBM, diagnosed in November 2017. Patrick is a brilliant writer (read his blog) and describes himself as a "science journalist, cancer survivor, biomedical consultant, the Wednesday Addams of travel writers". 


The NBTS's annual event, Head to the Hill, launched virtually on Sunday. Today, as delegates, we tweeted and wrote letters to our senators urging them to increase funding for brain cancer research. We also spoke to fellow advocates on video chats. Kudos to the everyone at the NBTS for this important event — and making it work virtually. We were so pleased to participate. 

PLEASE SUPPORT OURBRAINBANK
 
Please consider a recurring gift via PayPal, donate on JustGiving, GoFundMe CharityOurBrainBank.org, or mail a gift to the address below
DONATE TODAY
Get the Free OurBrainBank App
GBM patients and carers in the UK or US (patient must be 18+)
Registration code:
OBBUK (UK)
OBB100 (US)
Please spread the word. More than 600 people have downloaded the app. The more people we have, the more progress we'll make. 

   

Comments from app users:
"Awesome news! I am recording my symptoms with the app, easy to use and I’m excited about this app!"
"I just passed Day 50 and responded to the midpoint questionnaire. It’s so simple... everyone should do it!"

Join our Facebook group for GBM patients and caregivers. Email us for invites to free video support chats. Visit our YouTube channel for longterm survivors' stories and "how to" videos for our app. Instagram too.

Want to help? Donate, set up a crowdsourcing page, give on JustGiving or mail a check to OurBrainBank P.O.Box 835 Telluride, CO 81435-0835 or a cheque to OurBrainBank UK 41 Cheverton Road, London N19 3BA

Help OurBrainBank by shopping on Amazon. Start on Smile.Amazon.com (US) or Smile.Amazon.co.uk (UK) and select OurBrainBank as your designated charity.
 
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The OBB study is approved by the IRB in the US and is UK University Ethics approved. OBB launched in the US in 2018 and is a 501(c)3. UK Registered Charity #1184699.
Founder and Chair, Jessica Morris, living with glioblastoma

Photo by Maria Spann
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