Letters to the Editor

Did you know that one of the most widely-read pages of newspaper is editorial page? You can influence others in your community by writing a letter to the editor of your local paper in support of brain tumour awareness, and you can ask others to do it too. Keep your letter as short as possible (or the paper will cut out some of your content) and remember to be persuasive. This is your chance to influence the opinion of someone you may not even know!

Letters can usually be delivered by e-mail, or you can put it in an envelope and mail it – just look to your local paper’s website for their submission guidelines. Below is a sample letter to get you started.

Sample Letter to the Editor - Brain Tumour Awareness Month theme


Dear Editor,

I/We am/are writing today to raise awareness about brain tumours in our community.

Brain tumours are unpredictable and complex. They can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance, and mobility. Their effects are physical, emotional, financial, and last a lifetime. There is no cure.

My xxxxx – insert your story here, in 3-5 sentences.

I/We are not alone. May is Brain Tumour Awareness Month and during this month alone, an estimated 837 Canadians will hear the words, “you have a brain tumour.” And they will add their voice to the estimated 55,000 survivors across this country desperate for an increase in awareness of this little-known disease.

I am writing this letter as I'm raising awareness. I urge all readers to xxxx – what do you want them to do? Volunteer? Give? Watch for symptoms? Help #TurnMayGrey?

Sincerely,

Xxxxx – include tumour type, year of diagnosis etc if you are comfortable

 

You can copy and paste this text or you can download our letter template, (MS word).
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