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Cancer Awareness Calendar 2013

Many different cancer-related awareness campaigns occur throughout the year. Not all of them are coordinated by the American Cancer Society; however, we do support efforts to create a greater awareness of cancer. Items followed by an asterisk are sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

January 2013
Coaches vs. Cancer® Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend (January 25−26)*
Healthy Weight Week (January 20−26)
National Cervical Cancer Screening Month
February 2013
World Cancer Day (February 4)
March 2013
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Cover the Uninsured Week (TBA)
Kick Butts Day (March 20)
National Nutrition Month
International Women’s Day (March 8)
April 2013
National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 15−21)
National Volunteer Week (April 21−27)
World Health Day (April 7)
National Cancer Control Month
National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (April 14-20)
May 2013
Melanoma Monday (May 6)
Don’t Fry Day (May 24)*
National Women’s Check-up Day (May 13)
National Women's Health Week (May 12−18)
American Cancer Society’s 100th Birthday (May 22)
World No Tobacco Day (May 31)
Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
Cancer Research Month
Brain Tumor Awareness Month
June 2013
National Cancer Survivors Day (June 2)
Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Invitational (June 9−10)*
National Men's Health Week (June 10−16)
Men's Health/Cancer Awareness Month
July 2013
UV Safety Month
August 2013
Summer Sun Safety
September 2013
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day (typically the last week in September)
Childhood Cancer Month
Health Literacy Month
National Ovarian Cancer Month
Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
October 2013
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month*
Majority of American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® events*
National Mammography Day (October 18)
November 2013
Great American Smokeout (November 21)*
Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (TBA)*
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
National Family Caregiver Month
December 2013

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