Each May, Bladder Cancer Awareness Month is a time for those in the bladder cancer community to join together to increase awareness of the disease and raise much-needed funds for bladder cancer research as well as patient education and support. It’s also a time for patients, caregivers and loved ones to share their stories and honor those who have been impacted affected by this terrible disease.
We plan to observe Bladder Cancer Awareness Month is some special ways through our Virtual Walk to End Bladder Cancer on May 1, 2021, our Ask the Experts event on May 26 and our Beacon of Hope award nominations.
Walk with Us
We are kicking off Bladder Cancer Awareness Month on May 1, 2021 with our Virtual Walk to End Bladder Cancer.
The Virtual Walk will begin at 11:00 am ET with a live broadcast across BCAN social media channels. We invite you to register using the Walk web site or the “Walk with BCAN” app.
Registration is free and everyone who raises $100 or more will receive the 2021 Walk T-shirt.
Ask the Experts
Join us on May 26 for our first-ever, FREE virtual Ask the Experts event. Dr. Kent Mouw of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Dr. Sarah Psutka of the University of Washington are two of the leading bladder cancer doctors in the United States, and registrants get the opportunity to ask them questions! The event will be held on Zoom and you can attend on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
Both doctors will be answering questions from the event attendees, so be sure to sign up early and have your questions ready. Registration is free but required.
Nominate Your Beacon of Hope
Who has been your bladder cancer Beacon of Hope? In honor of Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, we’re shining a light on individuals who go the extra mile to make a difference in your life. Our inaugural Beacon of Hope Award gives you the opportunity to nominate that special person—a spouse, caregiver, doctor, nurse, or coworker—who has given you hope and support throughout your journey with bladder cancer. Tell us who they are and why you’re nominating them for a chance to have their contributions recognized at our Virtual Walk on May 1.
Only Virtual Walk to End Bladder Cancer registrants will be able to submit a nomination and the Beacon of Hope winner will be announced during our online Ask the Experts event on May 26, 2021!