BTA Advocates’ Centre
One of the most important things you can do is spread the message about brain tumours in your own area. Our BTA Advocates are volunteers who focus on doing just that.
The core role of a BTA Advocate is to help raise public awareness of brain tumours to the same level as breast cancer, lung cancer and cervical cancer. Too many people take too long to be diagnosed because the warning signs aren’t well known. Too many people suffer unnecessarily because brain tumours aren’t properly understood in the public arena. This must end.
To help bring this change about, BTA Advocates:
- distribute leaflets, newletters and flyers in their area to doctors’ surgeries, hospitals, libraries, cafes, coffee shops etc.
- display posters in their window, in their local shops etc.
- talk to the people they know about brain tumours
- write to their local representatives to support research into brain tumours and to support their local facilities for patients with brain tumours
- hold occasional small fundraisers for BTA – e.g. garage sales, coffee mornings
- write to their local press about local issues arising from local peoples’ experiences of brain tumours
You can be a BTA Advocate anywhere in the UK. The amount of time you spend on BTA Advocate activities and the depth of your involvement is up to you. You’ll be a vital part of one of the most important health and information campaigns of our time.
Could you be a BTA Advocate? Sign up, using the form below!