Monthly Digest – September 2020

The rundown for events related to cancer in the month of September (2020)

By Kate Dilligan | 09/16/2020

Table of Contents

    Month Long


    National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime, making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. men, and one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among men.

    During September, men and their families can learn about the lifesaving benefits of early detection at one of ZERO’s 24 run/walks nationwide. The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series is the largest men’s health event nationwide with more than 20,000 attendees annually. 

    [Retrieved from 24 Events in 36 Days: ZERO Goes Coast-to-Coast for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month]


    Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) is recognized every September by childhood cancer organizations around the world. With a goal to increase awareness and raise funds for those affected by childhood cancer, the American Childhood Cancer Organization encourages everyone to Go Gold® during September in honor and in memory of kids with cancer!

    Retrieved from [Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – ACCO]


    Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 

    With almost 80% of women diagnosed in advanced stages of ovarian cancer, when prognosis is poor, we know that more needs to be done to spread awareness of this horrible disease that will take the lives of more than 14,000 women this year. The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s September Awareness campaign is focused on earlier awareness of symptoms, genetic predisposition, and the lack of an early detection test.

    Retrieved from [Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month]


    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.

    Retrieved from [Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month – Foundation for Women’s Cancer]


    Blood Cancer Awareness Month 

    Blood cancer patients need us now more than ever. Having blood cancer is tough. Having blood cancer now is even tougher. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is here to help. As the global leader in the fight against blood cancer, we work tirelessly to find cures and provide more support for patients and families than any organization in the world. Our vital work – from helping patients access lifesaving care to taking on childhood blood cancer – cannot wait.

    Retrieved from [Blood Cancer Awareness Month | Leukemia and Lymphoma Society]


    Specific Dates


    September 10 – 26th Annual Gala The Kingdom of the Netherlands: A Virtual Masterpiece in Bloom 

    In an effort to reduce risk and keep our communities safe, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is reimagining its 26th Annual Gala on September 10 – as a VIRTUAL event you won’t want to miss. Get ready for an evening filled with exciting performances, inspiring stories, unique silent auction items and more.

    Retrieved from [Prevent Cancer Foundation – 26th Annual Gala]


    September 11 – ABTA Virtual National Conference

    The American Brain Tumor Association’s Virtual National Conference will take place on Sept. 11-12, 2020. The event is free and open to all. Their program includes 16 dynamic and interactive sessions designed to inform across all stages of a brain tumor diagnosis.

    Retrieved from [ABTA – Virtual Conference]


    September 12 – BCRC Virtual Telethon and Fundraiser

    We’re going back to 1995 when it all began, and we want you to join us! This Live Stream Fundraiser, co-emceed by CBS Austin’s Allison Miller and Majic95.5’s Juliet, will feature an old-school style telethon, a ’90’s celebrity red carpet look challenge, silent auction with celebrity autographed face masks and exclusive virtual experiences, short video clips from BCRC clients, surprise guests, and much more!

    Retrieved from [Virtual Telethon and Fundraiser – Breast Cancer Resource Center]


    September 14-18  – ACCC 37th National Oncology Conference

    The leading conference for innovation in care delivery is going virtual! Elevate your perspective and discover pioneering ideas that address the challenges of providing cancer care in our new reality at the ACCC 37th National Oncology Conference. Experience transformative presentations, practical takeaways, and collaborative discussions from the comfort of your office or home.

    Retrieved from [2020 National Oncology Conference > Overview]


    September 15-17 – The 2020 Scientific Symposium

    Over three days, participants attend sessions on a variety of topics, from basic science to clinical outcomes. Poster presentations are displayed throughout the conference in addition to two poster receptions. Because mentorship is a core value of ours, we organize a mentorship lunch during the conference to give young and early investigators the chance to mingle and learn from experts in a number of fields. Although we will not be meeting in person in 2020, we look forward to providing opportunities for learning and connection via webinar. The webinar program will include plenary sessions with invited speakers and abstracts selected for oral presentations and an interactive poster session of selected abstracts.

    Retrieved from [Scientific Symposium]


    September 29-October 2 – Uniting for Hope: Ovarian Cancer National Conference 2020

    The global pandemic upended our original plans, but it can’t stop us from uniting the ovarian cancer community from all over the world.  The format may be different (no in-person hugs) but we promise to provide the same eye-opening, educational content from the country’s top researchers and doctors about every aspect of ovarian cancer, including treatment, wellness, advocacy and survivorship, as we always have but this time with a few surprises.

    Retrieved from [Ovarian Cancer National Conference | OCRA]


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