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Goals

We are proud to present you the fundamentals of the CEREBRUM International Federation.

CEREBRUM is a global project that will help the persons affected by brain tumours, their family and care-givers through:

  • awareness-raising for a better understanding by the public of this incurable illness,
  • innovative ideas to better support private fundraising,
  • local, national or international events to help advocating and fundraising, and
  • enhanced connections, linking better at once patients, their family, and care-givers and at the 
same time the global network of entities fighting against brain cancer.

Brain Tumours

Brain tumours are incurable and the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40, yet research is chronically underfunded.

  • Over 0,007% of the population are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour each year (9,000 in the UK; 10,000 in France). That’s 50 people every single day in the two countries.
  • As very many brain tumours are not recorded, the figure could be much higher in reality.
  • Almost 5,000 people lose their lives to a brain tumour every year, in the U.K. (and almost as well as in France).
  • Brain tumours reduce life expectancy by, on average, 20 years – the highest of any cancer.
  • Just 14% of adults survive for five years after diagnosis.

Research offers the only real hope of dramatic improvements in the diagnosis, treatment and management of brain tumours.

Skandiberik

 

 

Project Skandiberik, is now the codename of the “walk” with a lopifit (first ever bike and treadmill!) from Trondheim (Norway) to Santiago de Compostela (Spain).

The length of the trip (that I will do alone) should be more than 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometers), crossing eight European countries, in less than two months.

It is about charity. All the funds will let this international federation help transform some of the public’s eyes into this incurable disease (yet) and, nowadays, unfortunately growing more than ever.

It is about health, because five years ago, I didn’t give monkey’s about well-being in my life, and because the lopifit was designed for that!

It is about finding, every day and every night, through Europe, the others’s altruism – showing that all over the world, we can count on each other, if we try. Particularly in those times.

It is about fun, because I have no idea what will happen to me during that journey! Please, go on, laugh at me.

During this charity challenge we will try our best to raise awareness about brain tumours and cancer. We have very little sponsors, as this challenge was quite improvised. And I plan to walk with nothing else than a tent, a bag, a lopifit and others’s kindness – as candid as it seems [stomach rumbling].

We will endeavour to gain great publicity in (or time with) the local or national medias, as well as trying to get viral on every social network: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and on our own website: www.walkinthemountains.org

So long, farewell!

 

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