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May Cancer Awareness Giveaway For The Brain, Bladder, and Melanoma and Skin Cancer Community

May 4th, 2018 |
Awareness & Education

by TeamIHadCancer | Survivor: Breast Cancer    Connect


May is recognized as the official awareness month in the U.S. for the following Cancer Types: Brain, Bladder, and Melanoma/Skin. Although we believe that awareness for ALL cancers should be year-round, awareness months are a great way to start important conversations about specific causes that may get overlooked throughout the year. But 'awareness' doesn't mean you have to run every 5K race in the name of a cause, or dump a bucket of ice water over your head and challenge your friends to follow (although we love both of those examples!).

Awareness can be as simple as wearing an item in support of loved ones or family, starting a conversation about signs, symptoms or side effects, or reminding your loved ones to go to the doctor and ask about preventative screenings. Simply sharing your story can be a great way to bring awareness to your type of cancer.

One of our partner organizations, Choose Hope has been raising awareness for almost 20 years through their cancer awareness gifts and merchandise. Their inspirational and thoughtful jewelry, apparel and even fundraising items are designed by cancer survivors for cancer survivors, caregivers, newly diagnosed and those celebrating the life of someone who passed. Every purchase with Choose Hope supports cancer research, and they've given over $960,000 to fund cancer research locally and nationally.

In the spirit of supporting and empowering those affected by cancer, Choose Hope is providing the IHC community with the opportunity to win free awareness merchandise this month specifically for Brain, Bladder, and Melanoma/Skin cancers!


Enter to Win Free Brain, Bladder, and Melanoma/Skin Cancer Gifts:

There will be 3 winners for each cancer type, a total of 9 winners this month. Each raffle will close at the end of this month. Afterwards, each winner will be contacted via email to be notified. Good luck, everyone!

BRAIN CANCER
Brain tumors are the most common cancer to occur in people ages 0-14. The most common type of brain tumors in adults are Meningiomas, which make up 36.6% of all primary brain tumors. This year, an estimated 23,880 adults (13,720 men and 10,160 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with primary cancerous tumors of the brain and spinal cord this year. Brain tumors account for 85% to 90% of all primary Central Nervous System (CNS) tumors. Learn more about what classifies a benign, malignant, primary, and metastatic brain tumor here. The official ribbon color for Brain Cancer awareness is Grey.

How To Enter: First click 'Enter Giveaway' and log in with Facebook or your email. Then you will see a few different ways to enter. You only have to complete one, but the more entries you have, the better your chances are at winning!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

BLADDER CANCER
Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is the main Immunotherapy for treating early-stage bladder cancer. In some cases if a patient is not responding to chemo, the bladder may have to be removed. Bladder cancers are classified according to how far they've invaded the bladder wall, as well as how they grow. The official ribbon colors for Bladder Cancer awareness are Marigold/Blue/Purple.

How To Enter: First click 'Enter Giveaway' and log in with Facebook or your email. Then you will see a few different ways to enter. You only have to complete one, but the more entries you have, the better your chances are at winning!

a Rafflecopter giveaway MELANOMA & SKIN CANCER
Similar to other cancer types, there are common misconceptions about skin cancers, including melanoma- the most serious kind of skin cancer that is likely to grow and spread. Some who face non-melanoma skin cancers may be made to feel like their diagnosis is their fault, or they may worry that their moles and other markings can turn into melanoma down the line. Although melanoma accounts for only about 1% of skin cancers, it causes the majority of deaths. The official ribbon color for Melanoma awareness is Black.

How To Enter: First click 'Enter Giveaway' and log in with Facebook or your email. Then you will see a few different ways to enter. You only have to complete one, but the more entries you have, the better your chances are at winning!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Remember to support all cancers year round. Choose Hope even offers fun multi-colored ribbon products to represent bringing awareness to all cancers.

Special thanks to Choose Hope for generously providing these items!

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