Blood Cancer Awareness Month 2020

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month and as lymphoma is the most common form of blood cancer we want to raise awareness!

Image highlighting every 27 minutes one of us is diagnosed with lymphoma

Throughout September we want to tell as many people as possible about lymphoma and to highlight the fact it is the most common form of blood cancer. 

Over the last few months we have been adapting our services to ensure we continue to support people affected by lymphoma and we are excited to be launching our new 'virtual Live your Life' workshops during September.

We are committed to improving the lives of people affected by blood cancer and so we are proud to be working with our friends at Leukaemia Care as well as 20 other cancer charities to run some great initiatives with the aim to raise both awareness of cancer and vital funds.

To officially launch Blood Cancer Awareness Month our President, Professor Radford has recorded this message:

 

Here's six ways you can get involved during Blood Cancer Awareness Month: 

  1. Follow us on social media and share, like and comment on all our social media posts throughout the month - but especially on World Lymphoma Awareness Day on Tuesday 15 September. The more you share, like and comment the further the message will travel and the higher our profile will be raised!  Facebook | Twitter  | Instagram If you are posting a message yourself don't forget to use the hashtags #BloodCancerAwarenessMonth  #LymphomaMatters and you could use this image of the symptoms (save the image to your computer or phone first).
  2. On Tuesday 15 September why not say 'thank you' to those who have helped improve the lives of people living with lymphoma to celebrate World Lymphoma Awareness DayYou can say thank you in any way you choose, but why not send an 'e-card' to show your appreciation?
  3. Sign up to our free webinar on 'Navigating the pathway of lymphoma and leukaemia - supporting you to self-manage your condition' on Wednesday 30 September at 11am.  This is a joint webinar with Leukaemia care and we will be joined by a guest panel of individuals with lived experience and healthcare professionals.
  4. Join us and our friends at Leukaemia Care for our first ever Bridges of Britain walk and help raise awareness of blood cancers. It doesn’t matter where you live in the UK – all you need to do is find a bridge in your local area, plan and walk your own 7 mile route on the weekend of Sunday 27 September and ask your friends and family to sponsor you to take part.  
  5. Take part in 20 for 20This is a collaborative campaign to raise awareness and vital funds for 20 cancer charities and to highlight the effects of COVID-19 on people affected by cancer. Taking part is simple - all you have to do is raise £20 in 20 days. We have loads of great ideas listed here, but you can choose to do it any way you like!
  6. Join our lymphoma community by signing up to hear from us on a regular basis. We will keep you up to date on the latest news, events, support services, campaigns and ways you can get involved - including through our Lymphoma Matters magazine.

Together we can make sure that no one faces lymphoma alone