May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month!

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This May, and every May, we will commemorate the month with public awareness programs, increased education, and a greater emphasis on sharing the struggles of those diagnosed with the disease and their loved ones.  As with other diseases, public awareness is the first step towards finding a cure.   We will kick off our May festivities with BCAN’s Annual Walk for Bladder Cancer®, which brings together survivors, loved ones and medical professionals in their local communities.  We need your help.  Join BCAN this May and all year long to bring bladder cancer awareness to the forefront.  Share your story.  Talk about your symptoms and your cancer journey.  You will not only increase awareness of the disease, but you could help save a life.

 

Test Your Bladder Cancer Knowledge

Take this quick quiz to see how much you know about bladder cancer.  Share with family and friends to promote bladder cancer awareness.

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Take Action

BCAN advocates will be on Capitol Hill on May 13 to share their firsthand experiences and encourage legislators to support a resolution to recognize bladder cancer awareness month.  You can help at home by contacting your local representatives and telling them that bladder cancer will no longer be ignored.  We will share fast tips for social media and an email template to use beginning May 6.  Join our mailing list to make sure you are included in our updates.

 

Get Involved

Join the bladder cancer community.

  • Volunteer your time.  Join the BCAN Speaker’s Bureau, BCAN Connection or Survivor 2 Survivor to help further our mission.  Email jmahoney@bcan.org for more details.
  • Support a local walk.  Walks are held on May 2 & May 9 throughout the U.S.  Missed a walk in your area?  You can host a virtual walk in your hometown with family and friends. Contact walk@bcan.org to get started.  www.walkforbladdercancer.org
  • Make a donation.  We need your help to continue funding patient programs, awareness campaigns, and innovative research.  Donate today.

 

Share Your Story

Tell us what you are doing in your community to increase awareness.  Email photos and a one-paragraph narrative to awareness@bcan.org and we may highlight you on our social media.

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