At York Against Cancer, we believe that cancer awareness is the first step towards cancer prevention. We’re proud to work with the local community on various awareness schemes, as well as promote events that educate us all about the many different ways that cancer can affect us.
Working with primary schools
As part of our awareness work, we regularly hold talks and presentations in primary schools to teach children about cancer prevention. One of our most significant presentations discusses sun protection, and how to stay safe to prevent skin cancer.
For secondary schools, we have created a number of teaching resources to complement the existing curriculum and challenge students’ knowledge about cancer. Our teaching materials cover topics such as smoking, drugs and sexual health, and their connections to cancer.
ENTHUSE partnerships aim to inspire young people into STEM subjects and careers, using educational programmes in schools. With this investment, school children in North Yorkshire will be able to learn crucial lessons about cancer.
Often, our volunteers will hold presentations at local businesses in and around York to discuss the realities of living with cancer. Many of our volunteer speakers have had cancer themselves, and can give staff a first-hand account of what to expect.
These talks are also essential because they give employers more information on how to handle time off and working hours for those who need it, while employees themselves benefit from added assurance. They outline the services York Against Cancer provides should anybody need us, and they’re also great fundraising opportunities.
We work with the Humber, Coast and Vale Alliance to provide free awareness sessions teaching people about the signs, symptoms and screening programmes for a number of cancers. Spreading awareness and encouraging conversation can help reduce the risk of cancers and aid early detection of the disease.
We actively support many other charities and groups whose aim is to raise awareness of individual cancers. Look out for blogs, articles, social media updates and events helping to publicise such dates as:
January – Cervical Cancer Prevention
February – World Cancer Day
March – Prostate/Ovarian Cancer Awareness
April – Bowel Cancer Awareness
May – Bladder Cancer Awareness
June – World Kidney Cancer Day
July – Sarcoma Awareness
August – World Lung Cancer Day
September – Blood Cancer Awareness
October – Breast Cancer Awareness
November – Pancreatic/Mouth Cancer Awareness
December – Decembeard (Bowel Cancer)/Grief Awareness
Stay in touch with our latest news
Find out more on our blog about screening, diagnostic tests, awareness days and more. We’re always publishing guides to keep you safe, from sun protection awareness to dietary advice.
Need to contact us?
Call us on 01904 764 466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our friendly team will be happy to help.