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Go Gray In May
April 1, 2022

May Is Brain Tumor Awareness Month

by Akanksha Sharma

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. We “Go Gray in May” and celebrate our patients, their loved ones, and their important journeys with a full calendar of special events.

Raising Awareness for Brain Tumors

Our brain tumor patients and their loved ones often report that they feel unseen, overshadowed, and isolated. A “rare” or “uncommon” diagnosis of a brain tumor can be challenging in the extreme, but may not be externally visible in its signs or even in its treatment side effects.

We honor all our patients and their loved ones this May.

During Go Gray In May, we host a series of educational, informative, and fun events for our community to interact, socialize, express themselves, ask questions, learn about specific topics, and share their own experiences.

Go Gray In May: Calendar of Events

Social Media
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Raise awareness for brain tumor treatment and research in May by wearing GRAY ribbons, clothes, and masks. Help spread the word to friends, family, and colleagues by tagging @pacificneuro and #gograyinmay on social media.

Social Hour

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 3rd, 12-1pm PST
Location: Mullin Plaza, Providence Saint John’s Health Center, 2121 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

In this kick-off social hour patients and loved ones can interact, socialize, and learn about services offered at Pacific Neuroscience Institute and Providence Saint John’s Health Center. They have the opportunity to meet other organizations, such as the American Brain Tumor Association.

Virtual Bi-weekly Webinars

Webinars twice a week during the month of May focused on a variety of unique topics, including wellness, nutrition, rehabilitation, and research advances.

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 840 6855 0558

Passcode: GoGray

Go gray in May 2022 Calendar of events Santa Monica
Art Show & Patient Stories

Interested patients and caregivers participate in an art activity encouraging them to express what their journey means to them. At the end of the month, artwork is to be displayed in the clinics. Patient and caregiver video stories will play at various hospital and clinic locations.

Walk for Brain Tumor Awareness

Date & Time: Thursday, May 26th (time TBD)
Location: Mullin Plaza, Providence Saint John’s Health Center, 2121 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Our grand finale event is a special walk around the hospital for patients, caregivers, loved ones, advocates, and staff.

Do you have questions about any of these events?

Find out more at 310-829-8648

Events organized by Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) and affiliated hospital Providence Saint John’s Health Center.

About the Author

Akanksha Sharma MD

Akanksha Sharma

Akanksha Sharma, MD, is board certified in neurology, neuro-oncology and palliative medicine. She is experienced in the treatment of primary/metastatic brain tumors, neurological complications of cancer, and disease-related burden and symptoms. Her clinical and research interests lie in helping patients maximize their time and quality of life. She aims to align treatment with patient goals and to provide holistic care that includes careful symptom assessment and management, as well as support for the patient’s loved ones.

Last updated: April 29th, 2022