LIVESTRONG Day 2009 will be held October 2, 2009. With YOUR help, we can make cancer a global priority by holding more than 1,000 events worldwide. Register your event today.
National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week
Nearly 70,000 young adults in their 20s and 30s are diagnosed with cancer each year and cancer remains the leading disease killer among 20- to 39-year-olds.
National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week (NYACAW), April 5–11, will be recognized and supported by advocacy organizations and clinical institutions across the country to raise awareness about important cancer-related issues unique to this age group.
NYACAW is sponsored by Vital Options International, in association with the LIVESTRONG™ Young Adult Alliance, a coalition of 110 national and international organizations committed to promoting research and improving survival rates and quality of life for young adults with cancer.
This year's call to action is encouraging young adults to talk with their doctors, know the warning signs of cancer, understand what types of cancer they may be at risk for and learn about cancer screening and healthy lifestyle choices. For more information, visit www.youngadultswithcancer.org and www.livestrong.org/yaa.
Lance Armstrong Foundation