4 Ideas to Promote Cancer Awareness at Work

Involve your office in the fight against cancer

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Approximately 39.6% of people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. However, cancer survival rates are increasing across the nation and around the world. Cancer deaths have fallen by 25% since 1991 and this decrease is due, in part, to increase cancer awareness, which in turns leads to increased funding for cancer treatments. Here are a few examples of how you can spread cancer awareness at work:

  1. Wear the color
  • Since the 90s, cancer awareness has been symbolized by a colored ribbon
  • The first widely known colored ribbon is the Pink ribbon for breast cancer
  • Other cancer awareness programs have created colored ribbons to promote public recognition of their cause
  • Get everyone in the office to wear a colored ribbon for the type of cancer you are calling attention to
  1. Participate in an event
  • Throughout the year there are many campaigns promoting cancer awareness
  • October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • November is No-shave November
  • Other organizations and foundations have events that support cancer research and fighting cancer
  • Participate as a company in these events to promote cancer awareness
  1. Host a fundraiser
  • The large organizations do not have to be the only ones raising money for cancer research
  • If there are no events in your area, consider hosting one
  • Set up a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to a chosen organization
  1. Create a healthy office
  • Through healthy living, personal risk of cancer is reduced
  • Work with your employees to develop a healthy office environment
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator
  • When catering, consider having healthy food options
  • Encourage your employees to quit smoking

Creating cancer awareness has had a positive impact on people across the nation and around the world. More people are surviving cancer than ever before and we can keep that number going up. Team up with your coworkers and grow everyone’s understanding of cancer.

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Written by Abraham Kluksdahl