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December 2020


December 1

GivingTuesday is an international day of charitable giving observed annually on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the U.S. It all started in 2012 with a simple idea: create a day that encourages people to do good. Since then it has grown into a “global generosity movement.” Participation in Giving Tuesday can include anything from charitable giving to making someone smile. Everyone has something to give. What will you give this year?

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January 2021

Cervical Health Awareness Month

January 1, 2021

The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Each year, more than 13,200 women are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer (cancer that has spread from the surface of the cervix to tissue deeper in the cervix or to other body parts) and more than 4,200 die from the disease. Learn more about risk factors, symptoms, prevention, early detection and treatment, and read stories from cervical cancer survivors in our blog.   

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2021

January 3, 2021 - January 10, 2021

Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual live-streamed video game marathon organized by Games Done Quick to raise funds for the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. Hundreds of all-star gamers from around the world meet to speedrun—play as fast as possible—their favorite games. People around the globe tune in online to watch the “best of the best” take on the most popular games. Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 will be held January 3-10, 2021. Learn more about the important work your contributions are funding.

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February 2021

National Cancer Prevention Month

February 1, 2021

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Check out our Seven Steps to Prevent Cancer, download A Guide to Prevent Cancer, and review the other resources on our website.

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World Cancer Day

February 4, 2021

In support of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the Prevent Cancer Foundation® encourages everyone to observe World Cancer Day. This important day highlights the need for urgent action to increase cancer prevention, early detection, screening and diagnosis to save lives. The UICC aims to inspire and encourage action from individuals, the health community and governments to improve public awareness and access to early detection, screening and diagnosis. “This World Cancer Day, we want people to know that many…

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March 2021

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 1, 2021

In 1999, the Prevent Cancer Foundation led the charge to designate March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. To achieve the designation, the Foundation worked closely with legislators, the American Digestive Health Foundation and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. The designation became official on November 19, 1999, with a declaration by the U.S. Senate, followed shortly by a resolution of the House of Representatives and an official proclamation by the White House. The Foundation raised awareness by creating popular “buddy…

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