Cancer Awareness Calendar and Colors

Throughout the year, different colors are used by groups to represent their cancer advocacy efforts.  These colors unite those affected by a specific type of cancer, their families, and friends.  Following is a Cancer Awareness Calendar, along with other key health-related events, to help you plan for fundraisers that support your loved ones.

At The Tutu Project, we believe people touched by cancer deserve more than one month of activism, they deserve daily empowerment.

That’s why we created #Dare2Tutu, a fundraising program for those living with cancer that you can activate in your school, with your athletic team, throughout your office, and everywhere else in between.

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January Cancer Awareness Calendar 2016

  • National Cervical Health Awareness Month
    • Cervical Cancer Awareness Color: Teal

February Cancer Awareness Calendar 2016

  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • World Cancer Day (February 4)
    • All Cancers Awareness Color: Rainbow
  • Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness
    • Gallbladder Cancer Awareness Color: Kelly Green

March Cancer Awareness Calendar 2016

  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
    • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Color: Dark Blue
  • Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month
    • Multiple Myeloma Awareness Color: Burgundy
  • National Kidney Cancer Awareness Month
    • Kidney Cancer Awareness Color: Orange

April Cancer Awareness Calendar 2016

  • World Health Day (April 7)
  • National Cancer Control Month
  • National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 10 −16)
  • National Minority Health Month
  • Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
    • Testicular Cancer Awareness Color: Orchid or Purple
  • Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month
    • Esophageal Cancer Awareness Color: Periwinkle
  • Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month
    • Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Color:Burgundy & Ivory
  • National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (April 12–18)
  • National Volunteer Week (April 10−17)

May Cancer Awareness Calendar 2016

  • Bladder Cancer Awareness Month
    • Cancer Awareness Color: Marigold/Blue/Purple
  • Brain Cancer Awareness Month
    • Cancer Awareness Color: Grey
  • Cancer Research Month
  • National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
    • Cancer Awareness Color: Black
  • Melanoma Monday (May 2)
  • National Women’s Checkup Day (May 9)
  • National Women’s Health Week (May 8−14)
  • World No Tobacco Day (May 31)
  • World Health Assembly (May 16−21; Geneva)

June Cancer Awareness Calendar 2016

  • National Cancer Survivors Day (June 5)
  • National Men’s Health Week (June 13−19)

July Cancer Awareness Calendar 2016

  • Sarcoma Awareness Week
    • Cancer Awareness Color:  Yellow
  • UV Safety Month

August Cancer Awareness Calendar 2016

  • Summer Sun Safety Month

September Cancer Awareness Calendar 2016

  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
    • Cancer Awareness Color: Gold
  • Leukemia Awareness Month
    • Cancer Awareness Color: Orange
  • Lymphoma Awareness Month
    • Cancer Awareness Color: Lime Green
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
    • Cancer Awareness Color: Teal
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
    • Cancer Awareness Color: Light Blue
  • Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
    • Cancer Awareness Colors: Teal/Pink/Blue
  • Uterine Cancer Awareness Month
    • Cancer Awareness Color: Peach
  • Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day (typically the last week in September)

October Cancer Awareness Calendar 2016

  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    • Cancer Awareness Color: Pink
  • National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day (October 13)
    • Cancer Awareness Color: Pink/Blue/Green
  • World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (October 15)
  • National Mammography Day (October 21)
  • Liver Cancer Awareness Month
    • Cancer Awareness Color: Emerald Green

November Cancer Awareness Calendar 2016

  • Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Month
    • Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Colors: White/Black (Zebra)
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
    • Lung Cancer Awareness Color: White
  • National Family Caregiver Month
    • Awareness Color to Honor Your Caregivers: Purple/Plum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumor Day (November 10)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
    • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Color: Purple
  • Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
    • Stomach Cancer Awareness Color: Periwinkle
  • World Cancer Congress (October 31−November 3)
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
  • Great American Smokeout (Always the third Thursday in November)

December Cancer Awareness Calendar 2016

None listed

Original source of calendar information: Cancer.org

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