SOUTH African musician Paul Adams performed live at a charity event last night to raise money and awareness for those battling brain tumours.
The event at Lanterns Lounge and Restaurant, in Adliya, marked the launch of a week-long campaign organised by Namita Varma in co-operation with the venue and Bahrain Cancer Society.
Ms Varma, 29, was inspired to organise the events after undergoing treatment for a brain tumour.
“Lanterns is selling cupcakes for BD1 to raise money to help find a cure for brain tumours as well as raise awareness about them, because as we know it can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of age and ethnicity,” said Ms Varma.
“There’re only four Food and Drug Administration approved drugs in the US and one device to treat tumours, which is very unfortunate.
“There’s not been a lot of research in the field, for instance my tumour was a little bigger than the size of a golf ball and till date any doctor that I went to can’t tell me where the tumour came from and how or what caused it to grow in my brain.
“People are not really aware.”
Proceeds from the activities will go towards the Bahrain Cancer Society, Salmaniya Medical Complex and expatriate patients who need help paying for brain tumour treatment.