Sue’s Crew at the Brain Tumour Walk in 2019.

Every day in Canada, 27 people will hear the words “you have a brain tumour” for the first time.  The effects of these words are physical, emotional, financial, and last a lifetime. An estimated 55,000 Canadians currently live with a brain tumour.

In 2013, I lost my sister, Sue, to a brain tumour. She used to get frequent migraines but one day experienced a headache like she had never had before. She was diagnosed with a brain tumour in June 2013, and we lost her in November. It all happened so quickly. Sue was a wife, a mother, and my best friend and sister.

As a family, we walk every year in the Brain Tumour Walk as Sue’s Crew.  As I’ve reached out to friends to sponsor us each year, I’ve always been amazed at how many people in my community have also been impacted by brain tumours. Maybe you’ve been impacted or know someone who has – here’s your opportunity to get involved.

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be hosting the Brain Tumour Walk Weekend nationwide on June 17-19, 2022. This event is an opportunity for patients, survivors, and their families to come together across Canada to celebrate and remember. Participants will walk with a united goal – to see an end to brain tumours through continued research and support.

The Brain Tumour Walk Weekend is an opportunity to come together across Canada to celebrate and remember the heroes in our lives. We’re walking to save lives!

The last couple of years have been virtual walks. But this year, we are transitioning the Scarborough Brain Tumour Walk to a hybrid walk with a Pitstop in our neighbourhood. This will be located at the Port Union Village Park on Saturday, June 18 from 10 am to 2 pm. Drop by and say hi and find out more about Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada including their services and fundraising events.

Stay tuned for information on the West Rouge Residents Facebook group about our local sponsors and how they are contributing to the Scarborough Brain Tumour Walk and Silent Auction.

If you’re interested in creating a team, head to, choose the Scarborough walk and create your team. Participants can select the time, the distance, the route and how they want to make an impact.

We also need volunteers. If you’re interested in volunteering with the Scarborough committee, contact us at

Together we can see an end to brain tumours.