Cancer Awareness and Community Events

September 27, 2013

Nearly every month of the year has been recognized as a cancer-related awareness month. Cancer awareness months provide the perfect opportunity to share information about specific types of cancer in order to increase knowledge about symptoms, screenings and treatment options, to reduce the stigma of cancer, and to help raise funds for cancer research.

Whether you show your support by wearing a cancer awareness color or ribbon, discuss cancer-related information with family members and friends, or attend a community event or fundraiser, your voice counts. We encourage you to help spread the word and express the importance of education, prevention, early detection and treatment.

Cancer Awareness Colors

  • General – Lavender
  • Bladder – Yellow
  • Bone – Light Yellow/White
  • Brain – Gray
  • Breast – Pink
  • Cervical – Teal
  • Colon – Dark Blue
  • Esophageal – Periwinkle
  • Gynecological – Teal
  • Head & Neck – Burgundy
  • Kidney – Kelly Green
  • Leimyosarcoma – Purple
  • Leukemia – Orange
  • Liver – Jade
  • Lung – Clear/White
  • Lymphoma – Lime Green
  • Melanoma – Black
  • Multiple Myeloma – Burgundy
  • Ovarian – Teal
  • Pancreatic – Purple
  • Prostate – Green/Light Blue
  • Sarcoma – Light Yellow/White
  • Stomach – Periwinkle
  • Testicular – Purple
  • Thyroid – Teal/Pink/Purple
  • Uterine – Peach

Upcoming Cancer Awareness Months

September 2013

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month

National Ovarian Cancer Month

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

October 2013

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

November 2013

Lung Cancer Awareness Month


National Family Caregiver Month

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

To see a full listing of cancer awareness months, visit the American Cancer Society.

Community Events

Coinciding with many cancer awareness months, community members and organizations join together to offer social events and activities in which advocates and anyone looking to get involved, can take part in. Here are some upcoming events that you can look forward to.

Light The Night Walk
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Saturday, September 28, 2013

Lunch for the Cure
Susan G. Komen – Puget Sound
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – Puget Sound
American Cancer Society
Sunday, October 6, 2013

Pink October: Sex After Breast Cancer
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Celebrate Under the Stars
Team Survivor Northwest
Saturday, October 19, 2013

Book Launch Party for WHOLE (Women Healing Ourselves with Loving Energy)
Saturday, October 19, 2013

PurpleLight Puget Sound
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Sunday, October 27, 2013

Care for the Caregiver
Swedish Cancer Institute
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Rivkin Center Family & Friend Auction
The Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research
Saturday, November 9, 2013

Women Winemakers of the Pacific Northwest
Northwest Hope & Healing
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fight for Air Climb
American Lung Association 
Saturday, January 25, 2014

Many Faces of Breast Cancer
Swedish Cancer Institute
Thursday, February 27, 2014

2nd Annual Tag Sale
Swedish Cancer Institute
Friday, March 14, 2014

For more information on upcoming community events, visit the Swedish Cancer Education Center or call 206-386-3200


Topics: Cancer, Events