You can still get involved and help raise bladder cancer awareness
Last Saturday there were approximately 20 events across the country to raise bladder cancer awareness as part of the first national Bladder Cancer Awareness Day. Events happened in cities like New York City and Cleveland, OH. Events included community picnics, BBQs, educational workshops, and documentary screenings.
Events were hosted the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, a organization that provides information and support to the bladder cancer community, increases public awareness of bladder cancer, and advances bladder cancer research.
The goal of Bladder Cancer Awareness Day is to begin a national dialogue about this often silent killer which kills 14,000 people in the U.S. each year. Unfortunately, bladder cancer doesn’t receive the same media attention as cancers such as breast cancer and prostate cancer, so this national day of awareness is desperately needed.
Though the official awareness day has passed, there are still ways to get involved such as writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper or becoming a Bladder Cancer Ambassador.
Plan to get involved now by writing to your local editor and next year by participating in or organizing an event in your city. Click here for a template letter to the editor.