The month of September can be a difficult one for many people. As the memory of September 11, 2001 lives on, this month has found a silver lining: Several initiatives to raise awareness for cancer.
Since detection, prevention and awareness is the name of our game, we thought we’d give you the run down on each initiative’s plans for this year.
Almost 16,000 people under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer each year in the U.S. If you’d like to get involved, you can donate, arrange a corporate event, even have a pajama party in your community.
ThyCa tells us that just a simple action can help raise awareness of Thyroid Cancer, even adding an awareness mention in the signature of your email. They only ask one question: Have you had your neck checked?
Approximately 22,000 women a year are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. But, when detected early, the five-year survival rate is staggering (in a good way!). Look for their ads, billboards and information through their YouTube channel
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society does so much research to advance science for detection, prevention and treatment of blood cancers. Their goal this year is to raise $300,000 for the campaign.
The second leading cause of cancer death in men is on the chopping block. With 29,000 men diagnosed every year, we can do more to get involved. They offer golf programs, home run challenges, plenty of ideas for fundraisers, and simpler forms of support.
No matter what cause is near to your heart, remember that prevention and early detection are the absolute best way to fight cancer.