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Awareness Abounds: Inaugural Glioblastoma Awareness Day Moves & Inspires

A week removed from the first-ever Glioblastoma Awareness Day (#GBMDay), the stories and experiences recounted last Wednesday, Jul 17, are still reverberating across the nation. As we said as the day drew to a close, the inaugural #GBMDay is a new beginning. Thanks to the brain tumor community’s fervent advocacy and action, #GBMDay became a trending topic in the nation and the groundswell of awareness that was generated has served to establish a strong foundation for an annual commemoration that will continue to raise the collective consciousness in the U.S. about the urgent need to conquer and cure glioblastoma, and all brain tumors, once and for all.

Below are some highlights from the day (click on each thumbnail to enlarge each image). Thank you to everyone who supported and participated in the inaugural #GBMDay — for engaging with us in raising critical awareness and resources to accelerate new treatment development, and for helping make the inaugural #GBMDay a major success.

Social Media Posts

“Take a Shot Back at GBM” Submissions

Photos From the Glioblastoma Awareness Day Congressional Reception

Media Coverage

(Today Show)“What are the symptoms of glioblastoma? Brain cancer treatment, survival rates”

(ABC News) – “Nearing the anniversary of John McCain’s death, July 17 is designated Glioblastoma Awareness Day

(Arizona Republic) – “Meghan McCain on Glioblastoma Awareness Day: ‘I’m coming home to Arizona‘”

(KTAR 93.3 FM) – “Sinema, McSally push Glioblastoma Awareness Day to honor McCain

(FOX 8 TV, Cleveland) – “Living with rare brain cancer: Woman shares story on Glioblastoma Awareness Day

(The Hill) – “Meghan McCain promotes July 17 as #GBMday to raise awareness of father’s cancer

(Arizona Republic) – “Senate highlights glioblastoma, 2 years after John McCain was diagnosed

(Charlestown Post-Courier) – “Commentary: Senate Brings Awareness to Glioblastoma Impact

(WZAW-TV, FOX, WI) – “Merrill woman who lost husband of more than 30 years to cancer reflects on first GBM Awareness Day

A local woman is bringing attention to Glioblastoma Awareness Day


-Check out our YouTube playlist to view videos from the Glioblastoma Congressional Reception.

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-To support glioblastoma research consider making a gift to #DefeatGBM.

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