Members of the public are being urged to take part in a fundraiser this week, which aims to help people affected by brain tumours.
A brain tumour is an abnormal growth of cells within the brain or the central spinal canal. The tumour can be malignant, meaning it contains cancer cells, or benign, meaning no cancer cells are present. Over 400 brain tumours are diagnosed in Ireland every year.
The charity, Brain Tumour Ireland, was founded in 2012 by a small group of people caring for a family member who sadly died of a brain tumour. It aims to provide information, guidance and support to people with tumours and their families.
On Friday, October 26, it is calling on members of the public to support #WearAHatDay, which aims to raise awareness of brain tumours, and also raise much needed funds to help deliver support and information to those who need it.
On the day, all you need to do is:
-Put on any type of hat
-Take a photo of you wearing the hat
-Share the picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #WearAHatDay
-Text BTI to 50300 to donate €4
-Ask your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.
This event is taking place as part of International Brain Tumour Awareness Week, which runs from October 20-27.
For more information on Brain Tumour Ireland, click here