Patients, care partners and medical professionals from around the world dedicate May 10, 2021 as the 10th annual Ependymoma Awareness Day!
Join the CERN Foundation and the National Brain Tumor Society during Brain Tumor Awareness Month to commemorate the 2021 Ependymoma Awareness Day! This year Ependymoma Awareness Day will be held on May 10th to represent the 10 different molecular groups of ependymoma. Held every year since 2012 as a global advocacy event, Ependymoma Awareness Day highlights the importance of an accurate diagnosis and the urgent need for better targeted treatments.
On Ependymoma Awareness Day, butterflies around the world are released to honor loved ones with ependymoma, recognize care partners and medical workers, and to support ependymoma research efforts. The delicate and beautiful butterfly was chosen to represent the spirit of the ependymoma community as a symbol of hope through change. Join CERN on May 10 for Ependymoma Awareness Day!
Ependymoma Awareness Day (EAD) was established in 2012 by the CERN Foundation as part of a global effort to shine a light on this poorly understood disease. Our goal with Ependymoma Awareness Day is to increase public recognition of this rare tumor and the urgent need for more clinical studies to improve diagnostic methods, develop better targeted treatments and improve outcomes for those living with this disease.
Read more about EAD!