Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month – Foundation for Women's Cancer
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Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) understands the importance of bringing awareness to all gynecologic cancers—cervical, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, vaginal and vulvar cancer—and declared September as Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM) with a goal of reaching more and more people each year.

Use these resources to share knowledge about gynecologic cancer symptoms, risk factors, prevention and early detection—because every five minutes, someone will be diagnosed with one of these cancers and over 33,000 will die from a gynecologic cancer this year.

Looking to take your awareness building to the next level? We are calling on people from across the country to join us for a Month of Movement to raise funds, increase awareness and drive early diagnosis of the 5 gyn cancers.

Spread awareness via social media

Download, print and share educational materials

Add resources to your personal, organizational or institutional website

Incorporate the content below on the websites you have access to so others know where to go to learn more about gynecologic cancers.

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) is dedicated to supporting research, education and public awareness of gynecologic cancers. Visit their website for information specific to gynecologic cancer symptoms and treatment, risk and prevention, clinical trials and survivor stories.

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM) and each year the FWC strives to bring even more attention to these cancers. Learn how you can get involved.

Every 5 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with 1 of the 5 gyn cancers – cervical, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, vaginal, or vulvar – totaling more than 109,000 Americans each year. The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is determined to change that, and is raising critical funds this month to do just that. Join them by registering or Move4Her.

Spread awareness in your community

Whether you or someone you care about has been impacted by gynecologic cancers, you’re in a position to share your experience and empower others with the knowledge you’ve gained. Your efforts this Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM) can have a huge impact on individual lives and the community at large.

Get the word out to local media

  • Submit a letter to the editor in your community newspaper. Reference this guide (provided by Public Health Institute) to writing a letter that makes an impact.

Get your work involved

  • Distribute educational resources (provided above) in your office.
  • Select a day where everyone wears purple, the awareness color for gynecologic cancers. Take a picture and share it on your company’s social media pages using #GCAM and #MoveTheMessage.
  • Place a donation jar at your desk or in a common area and let your colleagues know you’re raising money through FWC’s Move4Her.

Do something at school

  • Distribute educational resources (provided above) on community boards.
  • Encourage your health and wellness center to share these resources and spread awareness about the HPV vaccine (as it lowers the risk of three out of five gynecologic cancers).
  • Plan a creative event where you can share gynecologic cancer resources and raise funds for your Move4Her team.

Attend a local health fair

  • Reach out to the organizers and ask if there’s an opportunity for you to share FWC resources at their event.

Find out if the nearest cancer center is promoting GCAM

  • Check out your local cancer center’s website to see what events they have planned during September.

If you find out about GCAM events in your area, share them! Post them on social media, email them to family and friends, or send event information to your local news outlets.

Thanks for all you do to help end gynecologic cancers!