March Cancer Awareness and Events

by GregP_WN

March has the following cancer types and awareness events scheduled.

Coaches vs. Cancer Final Four (March 31)
HPV Awareness Day (March 4)
International Women’s Day (March 8)
Kick Butts Day (March 21)
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
National Nutrition Month

Coaches Vs. Cancer


Every shot counts. Every life counts.
The Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge helps the American Cancer Society save more lives. The 3-Point Challenge unites college and high school basketball teams from across country for a common cause – ending cancer. Fans donate for every three-point shot their team makes to benefit the American Cancer Society’s live-saving mission.

High School basketball teams are raising money with games played in January 2018 and college basketball teams are raising money with games played in February 2018. All proceeds from the 3-Point Challenge support the American Cancer Society’s goal of a world without cancer. Find your team, make a pledge and help beat cancer on the court!

For more information check out the Coaches Vs. Cancer Website

HPV Awareness Day March 4th

HPV Day is March 4th, 2018 it is an IPVS initiative to increase worldwide understanding of HPV and how it affects us all.
The Give Love Not HPV campaign calls on everyone to take action to protect their family, friends and partners whether that is by getting informed, getting vaccinated or getting screened for HPV.

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IPVS has recruited over 80 partners worldwide to help raise awareness of HPV on March 4th and throughout the year. For more information about the campaign, our partners and to access International HPV Awareness Day resources, visit the campaign website or contact the campaign team at

International Women's Day March 8th

Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There's a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. 

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The IWD Website asks: How will you #PressforProgress in 2018?
The International Women's Day 2018 campaign theme is #PressforProgress.

Individually, we're one drop but together we're an ocean. Commit to a "gender parity mindset" via progressive action. Let's all collaborate to accelerate gender parity, so our collective action powers equality worldwide.

Kick Butts Day March 21st

Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. The next Kick Butts Day is March 21, 2018. We're expecting more than 1,000 events in schools and communities across the United States and even around the world.

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On Kick Butts Day, teachers, youth leaders and health advocates organize events to:

Raise awareness of the problem of tobacco use in their state or community;

Encourage youth to reject the tobacco industry's deceptive marketing and stay tobacco-free; and

Urge elected officials to take action to protect kids from tobacco.

Kick Butts Day is organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The first Kick Butts Day was held in 1996.

Get more information from their website here: Kick Butts Day

National Colorectal Cancer Month

From the Colorectal Cancer Alliance

We are the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, formerly the Colon Cancer Alliance. Our name change reflects an intention to address the needs of those affected by colon and rectal cancer alike — to provide support services, to raise awareness of preventive measures, and to inspire efforts to fund critical research.


While colorectal cancer affects the lives of more than 140,000 Americans every year, it is preventable. With this in mind we have made it our mission to end the disease within our lifetime.

Patient Support:

No one is ever alone. Our patient empowerment team is always available to provide hope and support to patients, families, caregivers and survivors. If you, or someone you love, is struggling to understand or overcome a cancer diagnosis, we can provide the latest information, and point you to expert resources and cutting-edge tools. At the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, we strive to deliver the level of support you need to make you whole again.

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Screening is the number one way to reduce the risk for this unique cancer. There are other ways, though. We believe it’s important for all of us to can take charge of our health by knowing family history, understanding risk factors, eating a balanced diet, exercising, limiting alcohol use, and never smoking. For us, sharing this information is essential to ending colorectal cancer.


Our research agenda includes advancing biomarker research, understanding why those under 50 are increasingly diagnosed with colon cancer, decreasing late-state diagnosis of high-risk populations, closing the referral gap for screening and diagnostic testing, and advancing long-term survivorship psychosocial concerns. We see patients, researchers, medical institutions and industry as pivotal allies for pursuing this effort.

Join our #NationOfAllies and find out how you can make a difference today. Because Tomorrow can’t wait™

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. In addition, National Nutrition Month® promotes the Academy and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.

March National Nutrition Month 2016

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, celebrated on the second Wednesday in March, increases awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and recognizes RDNs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives.

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"Go Further with Food" is the theme for 2018, and its importance is timely for many reasons. Whether it's starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a difference. Preparing foods to go further at home and within the community can have a positive impact, as well. As nutrition experts, Academy members can help people adopt healthier eating styles, while reducing food loss and waste.

Be sure to revisit the Academy's National Nutrition Month® website during the upcoming months for new and updated resources to help make the NNM 2018 celebration an infinite success!

Initiated in March 1973 as a week-long event, "National Nutrition Week" became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing public interest in nutrition. Read more in the article, "National Nutrition Month: A Brief History."

Do you know of any other cancer awareness events going on during March? If so, please list them below in the comments, and please use the share buttons at the top or bottom of this post and share! 

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