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:
new cases diagnosed
deaths in 2019
Bladder Cancer is the
most common cancer
60% of cases
50% of deaths occur in less developed countries
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.
Get inspired by the activities of Bladder Cancer Awareness Australia.Visit Page
Get inspired by the activities of the Bladder Cancer Australian Charity FoundationVisit Page
Get inspired by the activities of Bladder Cancer CanadaVisit Page
Get inspired by the activities of Cancer Vessie France – Les ZurosVisit Page
Get inspired by the activities of PaLiNUroVisit Page
Get inspired by the activities of Bladder Cancer NorwayVisit Page
Get inspired by the activities of the Norwegian Bladder Cancer SocietyVisit Page
Get inspired by the activities of Fight Bladder CancerVisit Page
Get inspired by the activities of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy NetworkVisit Page