Bladder cancer awareness month

Helping the world become more #BladderCancerAware

A core pillar of our advocacy and awareness raising efforts each year is hosting the World Bladder Cancer Awareness Month in May, to highlight the facts about bladder cancer, promote awareness of the disease and call for more investment in research.

We also take the time to remember all those who have lost their fight with bladder cancer , and stand together as a global bladder cancer patient community to fight for those currently undergoing treatment and everyone affected by bladder cancer no matter where they live.

The World Bladder Cancer Awareness Month in 2020 was particularly important, and we united with our members to provide bladder cancer patients and caregivers around the world with the support and information they greatly need at this time of global health emergency.

Despite the challenges presented by the global pandemic, together we’ve helped to continue the conversation about bladder cancer. We are proud of our achievements from this years awareness raising activities, which are highlighted below.

Our online campaign reached over 1 million people across all WBCPC social media platforms:

  • Globally people and organisations joined the conversation using bladder cancer awareness month hashtags, with a reach of over 16 million people;
  • Over 5,400 posts were shared on Twitter alone using the campaign hashtags;
  • Our campaign was more global than ever – reaching 18 countries in 5 world regions.
Image Awareness Month

500.000
new cases diagnosed
& approximately
200.000
deaths in 2019

Bladder Cancer is the
10th
most common cancer
globally

60% of cases
&
50% of deaths occur in less developed countries

How can you get involved?

There are a number of different ways that you can support the bladder cancer awareness month campaign and help us to raise awareness about bladder cancer. Whether you represent a national organisation, a smaller group or are an individual – we need all hands-on deck!

Every contribution – small and large – helps us to bring awareness to this disease. Whether you have 5-minutes to give, or you wish to become more involved – it all counts. As a starting point, check out all available resources below, which you can share on social media, or reach out to us if you wish to plan an in-person activity in your community and we will provide appropriate resources and support.

To get inspired, we have showcased examples of our members’ activities during the World Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, below.

Posters

Infographics

Social Media

Our members activities

Australia

Get inspired by the activities of Bladder Cancer Awareness Australia.

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Australia

Get inspired by the activities of the Bladder Cancer Australian Charity Foundation

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Canada

Get inspired by the activities of Bladder Cancer Canada

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France

Get inspired by the activities of Cancer Vessie France – Les Zuros

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Italy

Get inspired by the activities of PaLiNUro

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Norway

Get inspired by the activities of Bladder Cancer Norway

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Norway

Get inspired by the activities of the Norwegian Bladder Cancer Society

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United Kingdom

Get inspired by the activities of Fight Bladder Cancer

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United States

Get inspired by the activities of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

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