September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re using it as an opportunity to raise awareness of the symptoms of blood cancers, which are vague, non-specific and often confused for other illnesses, such as flu.
We’ve got lots going on this month including:
- A media awareness campaign to highlight the signs and symptoms of blood cancers.
- A ribbon appeal to encourage people to show their support and stick a ribbon on it.
- Encouraging people to join us on social media and share the information about symptoms of blood cancers with friends and family.
How you can get involved
Stick a ribbon on it!
Simply make a donation through our website in September and we’ll send you a charity ribbon. (NB: We need your address to be able to post your ribbon to you, so unfortunately text donations do not apply for this campaign, sorry!)
You can also call us on 08088 010 444 and make a donation over the phone.
Organise your own event
Use September as an opportunity to hold your very own fundraiser in aid of Leukaemia CARE. From bake sales to pub quizzes, there are lots of ways to get family and friends involved. Fundraising is vital to ensure we can continue to provide our support services to anyone affected by a blood cancer diagnosis.
Shout about it on #socialmedia
Help spread the word and raise awareness by using the campaign hashtag #BeBloodCancerAware or the generic one #BloodCancerAwarenessMonth on Twitter and encourage others to join in.
Why not take a selfie with you wearing your ribbon!
Share your story
Were your symptoms initially confused with something else? Did it take a while for you to receive a diagnosis? Did you put off visiting your GP because you brushed your symptoms off as something else?
We’re looking for patients who are happy to share their story on social media and with the press to talk about their experiences. If you would like to help raise awareness of blood cancers and the symptoms, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch.
Sharing your story will help us to raise greater awareness of symptoms, campaign for better patient care and work more closely with GPs.