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Cancer Awareness Calendar 2015

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 2015

Coaches vs. Cancer® Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend (January 23−25)*

Coaches vs. Cancer® Suits and Sneakers Challenge (Kicks off with the Awareness Weekend and ends in April)

Healthy Weight Week (January 18−24)

National Cervical Health Awareness Month

February 2015

National Cancer Prevention Month

World Cancer Day (February 4)

March 2015

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

International Women’s Day (March 7)

Kick Butts Day (March 18)

National Nutrition Month

April 2015

National Cancer Control Month

National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 5−11)

National Minority Health Month

National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (April 12–18)

National Volunteer Week (April 12−18)

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

World Health Day (April 7)

May 2015

Brain Tumor Awareness Month

Cancer Research Month

Don’t Fry Day (May 22)*

Melanoma Monday (May 4)

National Women’s Check-up Day (May 12)

National Women's Health Week (May 10–16)

Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

World No Tobacco Day (May 31)

June 2015

Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Invitational (TBD )*

Men's Health/Cancer Awareness Month

National Cancer Survivors Day (June 7)

National Men's Health Week (June 7−13)

July 2015

UV Safety Month

August 2015

Summer Sun Safety Month

September 2015

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness 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 2015

American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® events*

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month*

National Mammography Day ( The third Friday in October: October 16)

November 2015

Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (TBA)*

Great American Smokeout (The third Thursday in November: November 19)*

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

National Family Caregiver Month

Neuroendocrine Tumor Day (November 10)

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

December 2015

Last Medical Review: 04/06/2015
Last Revised: 04/06/2015