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Cancer Awareness Calendar 2014

Many different cancer-related awareness campaigns occur throughout the year. Not all of them are coordinated by the American Cancer Society; however, we do support efforts to create a greater awareness of cancer. Items followed by an asterisk are sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

January 2014

50th Anniversary of the release of the first report of the US Surgeon General’s Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health (January 11)

Coaches vs. Cancer® Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend (January 24−26)*

Coaches vs. Cancer® Suits and Sneakers Challenge (January 27 or March 18)

Healthy Weight Week (January 19−25)

National Cervical Cancer Screening Month

February 2014

National Cancer Prevention Month

World Cancer Day (February 4)

March 2014

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

International Women’s Day (March 8)

Kick Butts Day (March 19)

National Nutrition Month

April 2014

National Cancer Control Month

National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 13−19)

National Minority Health Month

National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (April 14–20)

National Volunteer Week (April 6−12)

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

World Health Day (April 7)

May 2014

Brain Tumor Awareness Month

Cancer Research Month

Don’t Fry Day (May 23)*

Melanoma Monday (May 5)

National Women’s Check-up Day (May 13)

National Women's Health Week (May 11–17)

Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

World No Tobacco Day (May 31)

June 2014

Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Invitational (June 8 and 9; Sawgrass, Florida )*

Men's Health/Cancer Awareness Month

National Cancer Survivors Day (June 1)

National Men's Health Week (June 8−14)

July 2014

UV Safety Month

August 2014

Summer Sun Safety Month

WellPoint and American Cancer Society National Cancer Screening Day–Breast, Colorectal, and Cervical (August 16)

September 2014

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month

National Ovarian Cancer Month

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day (typically the last week in September)

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

October 2014

American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® events*

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month*

National Mammography Day (October 17)

November 2014

Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (TBA)*

Great American Smokeout (November 20)*

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

National Family Caregiver Month

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

December 2014

UICC World Cancer Congress, Melbourne Australia (December 3-6)

Last Medical Review: 01/04/2014
Last Revised: 01/04/2014