Cancer Prevention Week
What is Cancer Prevention Week?
Cancer Prevention Week, the annual awareness and fundraising week organised by
World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK), promotes the message that cancer is a largely preventable disease.
During the week, WCRF UK holds fundraising events and raises awareness that about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented by:
When is Cancer Prevention Week?
In 2013, Cancer Prevention Week will be held between Monday 13 May and Sunday 19 May.
How can I show my support?
The activities taking place this year include:
Beat the Banana!: Go Bananas by running in one of our 2013 Beat the Banana! 5k fun runs in London’s Hyde Park. Sign up to our May 16th or September 5th race, or why not take part in both? Make sure you don't miss out on a place by signing up to our Beat the Banana! race today!
Fruity Friday: People around the country will be dressing in yellow to take part in Fruity Friday on Friday 17 May. Other activities will include fruit-related events such as fruity breakfasts, fruit-themed quizzes, fancy dress competitions and much more. Find out how you can get involved in Fruity Friday.
Raise awareness: Throughout Cancer Prevention Week, WCRF UK will be working with journalists and using Twitter and Facebook to help raise awareness that people can make a real difference to their cancer risk by following WCRF UK's 10 Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.