Mark Your Calendar With these Recommended Days

It’s time to take a look at your calendar and mark some very special days that are related to cancer awareness.

(1)    Mesothelioma Awareness Day | September 26, 2013

Of course we are going with Mesothelioma Awareness Day as the number one cancer related event that you should have on your calendar.  This is for a few reasons.  The first is that mesothelioma is a lesser known cancer and so the designated day of awareness is relatively unknown.   Spreading word of this day can mean brand new information to those that need it.   Another reason this day tops our list is that because asbestos is still around us.  Mesothelioma Awareness Day raises asbestos exposure awareness that can be helpful in everyday situations.   Some examples are making sure work areas, schools and homes are safe from asbestos.  As a nation, we need to work to ensure that asbestos is no longer a health threat.

(2)    Susan G. Komen 3-Day | Year Round

Susan G. Komen has done so much for breast cancer research, awareness and creating a positive community around those diagnosed with breast cancer.  While the Susan G. Komen Race for Cure events are very well known, the Susan G. Komen 3-Day is a 3-Day, 60 mile event.   It is a large commitment in many respects as each participant is required to raise at least $2,300 to participate.  The benefits of the 3-Day events are great.  The 3-Day events are held in major cities across the nation throughout the year.

(3)    The Muddy Buddy Adventure Series | Year Round
More men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in a given year in the U.S. than women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.  It’s estimated that  1 in 6 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.  Prostate cancer awareness events are less common than breast cancer events.  The Muddy Buddy Adventure series is a fitting event that raises money for prostate cancer.

(4)    World Cancer Day | February 4, 2014

It is important to realize that cancer is a worldwide disease.  “It is the singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic.”  There are many things you can do in your area to spread awareness about World Cancer Day.

(5)    St. Baldricks Head Shaving Events | Year Round

Childhood cancer is a heartbreaking disease for any child and family to endure.  St. Baldricks exists to spread awareness and fundraise for the 175,000 children that are diagnosed with cancer each year worldwide.  With St. Baldricks head shaving events, the organization has already raised over $32 million in 2013, on its way to surpassing the $33 million raised in 2012.  Find out where a head shaving event is in your area or learn more about starting an event of your own.