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.

Spread awareness via social media

Download, print and share educational materials

Add resources to your personal, organizational or institutional website

Incorporate this information 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.

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 your work involved

  • Print and hang posters in your office showing the signs and symptoms of gynecologic cancers.
  • 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.
  • Place a donation jar at your desk or in a common area and let your colleagues know you’re raising money for FWC in honor of GCAM.

Do something at school

  • Print and hang GCAM posters on community bulletins 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 fundraise for FWC.

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!