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31 days of Bladder Cancer Awareness

A whole month's worth of ideas for ways you could get involved with Bladder Cancer Awareness Month.

Pick one or two, or do all 31! Let's make some noise this May!

Week 1 

1st MAY  It’s the start of Bladder Cancer Awareness Month! Show you care by adding the BladderCancerMonth frame to your profile photo on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. 

2nd MAY   Follow us on Twitter @bladdercancerUK and encourage your family, friends and colleagues to as well. Tweet today using #DontGoRed and #BladderCancerMonth22.

3rd MAY  Think orange and raise money for Fight Bladder Cancer. We've got lots of ideas on this page and you can create your own fundraising page here.

4th MAY  What's your bladder cancer story? Inspire others who are more recently diagnosed by sharing your journey.

5th MAY Raise awareness for bladder cancer by putting a Fight Bladder Cancer sticker in your car window, sign up here and we'll send you the stickers out for free! 

6th MAY  Host a wee dinner party with family or friends. You can make it orange themed with orange foods or perhaps a mocktail?

7th MAY Take a photo of the orange sunset and post it online on our general Facebook page, on our private forum (if you are a member), on Twitter or you can email it to us

Week 2

8th MAY  Take a Wee Walk for Bladder Cancer – get as many friends as possible and family involved. You could even ask for sponsorship!

9th MAY Wear your Fight Bladder Cancer wristband and upload a selfie to our Facebook page or Twitter feed.

10th MAY Share your messages of hope with Fight Bladder Cancer on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

11th MAY  Join in with our fun dot-to-dot butterfly and show us your finished pictures!

12th MAY  It's International Nurses Day – show your support for your nurse by posting on social media with the hashtag #InternationalNursesDay

13th MAY  Get together with friends, family, or colleagues to have an orange themed picnic. Everyone can bring an orange dish to share. You could make it a fundraiser.

14th MAY  Do you buy through Amazon? Shop via Amazon Smile and support FBC every time you make a purchase.

Week 3

15th MAY  Bake an orange cake and sell it at a bake sale… or just eat it yourself!

16th MAY  Learn to juggle with some oranges – if possible ask someone to take a photo or a video! Maybe ask your friends to donate £1 for every 10 seconds you succeed!

17th MAY  Donate to our virtual collection tin and help us continue our work. Text 2022BCAM to 70085 to donate £5.
Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text 5FBCNOINFO to 70085.

18th MAY  It's European Cancer Nurses Day today – please thank your nurse 

19th MAY  Share the moment you discovered a symptom, the embarrassment you overcame and your relief that you acted on it when you did.  #DontGoRed

20th MAY   Wear something orange for the day and encourage your friends to too! Let them know why May is a special month for all those affected by bladder cancer. Get your team mates / family to join in! 

21st MAY  Plant some seeds/seedlings for gorgeous orange flowers like Marigolds, Crocosmia or Begonias and bring some Fight Bladder Cancer sunshine to your garden or balcony. Maybe you’re a veggie lover and it’s time for the carrots to be planted? Show us your photos

Week 4

22nd MAY  Have a look in our shop and see what’s available to buy! This helps to raise money for the charity and awareness of the disease.

23rd MAY  Start a conversation! Talk to five people today about bladder cancer and encourage them to get involved too. 

24th MAY  Share our poster (You Are Not Alone) from the Download section below with others. Bladder cancer patients and family members are welcome to join our supportive chat online tonight at 19.00 GMT - email for details.

25th MAY  Help raise awareness – sign up for your free car stickers

26th MAY  Is it your birthday soon? Create a Facebook Fundraiser and ask your friends and family to make donations to Fight Bladder Cancer

27th MAY  We produce our Fight magazine twice a year – available in both a hard copy and digital format. To receive your free copy of the latest edition fill in our form.

28th MAY  Say thank you to the NHS by displaying a heart on social media

Week 5

29th MAY  let people know we are there for them. By sharing our social media messages and encouraging your friends and family to share too we make as many people as possible Bladder Cancer Aware.

30th MAY  Donate your fundraising total to Fight Bladder Cancer today and help us to support people affected by bladder cancer.

31st MAY  Blow bubbles and remember. Every May we blow bubbles to remember all those affected by bladder cancer.

1 JUNE Bladder Cancer Awareness Month may have ended, but our commitment to fight bladder cancer is ongoing. Can you set up a monthly gift to Fight Bladder Cancer? Together we can fight bladder cancer for years to come.

We look forward to seeing you take part in the coming weeks.

Good luck and most of all, enjoy yourself and THANK YOU.

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