September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. Since 1999, the Foundation for Women’s Cancer understood the importance of bringing awareness about gynecologic cancers. After creating the month, each year the Foundation for Women’s Cancer strives to bring attention about these cancers. This year is no different. We are encouraging our advocates and friends to #sharethepurplelove throughout our month.
What can you do?
- Use hashtags #EndWomensCancer, #sharethepurplelove, #sharetheteallove, #GCAM and #gyncancer in related social media posts focused on bringing awareness about gynecologic cancer.
- Write or share social media posts about recognizing the symptoms of gynecologic cancers and the importance of being treated by a gynecologic oncologist if diagnosed. The shareable photos are available here.
#sharethepurplelove Facebook cover photo
#sharethepurplelove Facebook/Instagram photo
- Share photos of #EndWomensCancer fundraising events or photos of advocates and survivors wearing purple, the designated color of gynecologic cancer awareness.
- Share your story on social media. We want to hear from our survivors and advocates!
- Register for the National Race to End Women’s Cancer on Nov. 6, 2016, in Washington, D.C.—even if you don’t participate you can still donate!
- Follow FWC’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages as the Foundation shares inspiration, information and fun throughout the month.
- September is also Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month; advocates, survivors and medical staff are encouraged to post selfies of themselves wearing teal on #TealTuesday. We would love to hear from you.
#sharetheteallove Facebook cover photo
#sharetheteallove Facebook profile or Instagram photo
- Share these graphs about the different types of gynecologic cancer on social media.
- Download a GCAM Fast Facts sheet about the different types of cancer.
- Print out our GCAM posters for your office.
- Support the Ovarian Cancer Research Program – The Ovarian Cancer Research Program annually funds $20 million in innovate, high-risk, high-reward ovarian cancer research. This fall, Congress is expected to vote on whether or not to maintain this critical source of funding, which impacts the lives of thousands of women and their loved ones. Supporters of cancer research are encouraged to share social media posts calling for Congress to maintain the OCRP’s funding to ensure that the important work of these ovarian cancer researchers is not discontinued.
- Contact lawmakers about preserving OCRP funding
- Visit http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/ to find phone numbers of Congressional representatives
- Visit http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/ for phone numbers of Senators
- Take part in Tweet Storm Tuesday to support gynecologic cancer research
- Use the hashtags #EndOvarianCancer, #TealTuesday, and #EndWomensCancer