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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

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

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

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

Healthy Weight Week (January 19−25)

National Cervical Cancer Screening Month

February 2014

World Cancer Day (February 4)

National Cancer Prevention Month

March 2014

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Kick Butts Day (March 19)

National Nutrition Month

International Women’s Day (March 8)

April 2014

National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 13−19)

National Volunteer Week (April 6−12)

World Health Day (April 7)

National Minority Health Month

National Cancer Control Month

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

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

May 2014

Melanoma Monday (May 5)

Don’t Fry Day (May 23)*

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

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

World No Tobacco Day (May 31)

Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

Cancer Research Month

Brain Tumor Awareness Month

June 2014

National Cancer Survivors Day (June 1)

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

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

Men's Health/Cancer Awareness Month

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

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

National Ovarian Cancer Month

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

October 2014

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month*

American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® events*

National Mammography Day (October 17)

November 2014

Great American Smokeout (November 20)*

Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (TBA)*

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

National Family Caregiver Month

December 2014

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

Last Medical Review: 01/04/2013
Last Revised: 01/04/2013