National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week 2020 was held from November 16 -22. The theme of the week was “Time to Catch Up”. Thank you to everyone who got involved. From landmarks to community groups, this year we painted Australia orange in our efforts to raise awareness and funds for cervical cancer prevention and support. To everyone who painted their nails orange, donated, fundraised or went and got a screening- thank you!
You can still be involved:
Sign up to #ThePreventionPact
ACCF has partnered with HealthMatch to launch #ThePreventionPact. Cervical cancer screening saves lives. Join the pact & commit to staying on top of your screening. By signing up & getting 3 friends to commit, you could also be in the running for some pretty fab prizes. Click here to find out more and sign up.
Get the Text
Life is busy and some people just simply forget to get their Cervical Screening Test. Sign up to ACCF’s FREE SMS Reminder service called Get the Text, and you will receive a text message when you may be due for your next screening. Click here to sign up.
Become a Community Champion
This year we have launched our Community Champion Program. Sign up as a Community Champion and receive a wrist strap with a QR code that you can use to help spread the word about ACCF whilst raising vital funds. Go into the draw to win some great prizes as well as be frontline team member for the campaign.
To sign up or to learn more please contact Elizabeth.Rayment@accf.org.au
Catch up with the ACCF Team
Thanks to Hyundai Help for Kids, ACCF was out on the road this year in the fabulous orange Hyundai Kona cars spreading the word in regional communities. The NSW Driving Cervical Cancer Awareness Roadtrip included Sydney, South West Rocks, Scott’s Head, Kempsey, Port MacQuarie and Coffs Harbour. The QLD Driving Cervical Cancer Awareness Roadtrip included Gold Coast to Bundaberg to Gin Gin to Agnes Waters.
WHO Global Elimination Strategy Launch
On Tuesday November 17, the World Health Organisation made a historic announcement: for the first time ever, the world has committed to eliminate a cancer. With this announcement, WHO launched a global strategy to eliminate cervical cancer, which has just been adopted by 194 countries during the World Health Assembly. It is a testament to the enthusiasm for this goal that, even in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, so many countries affirmed their support to pass the resolution.
The launch was a day of action around the world. Events to promote cancer prevention and treatment were organised by cancer survivors, ministries, NGOs, and partners in many countries.
To find out more or to watch a recording of the launch, visit the World Health Organization.
Order your NCCAW20 Merchandise
Go to our online store and order your Awareness Week 2020 merchandise.
This year we have beautiful shirts and tanks that are perfect for the long summer ahead or a long-sleeve version too for those random cooler nights! And for something different, your own NCCAW20 yoga mat.
Painting the town orange!
From Adelaide Oval to Telstra Tower, landmarks all over Australia were lit up orange to show their support for National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week 2020! Thank you to all the landmarks and authorities who got involved.
Download our Digital Resources
Whether you would like posters or images to use and share on social media, all your Awareness Week files can be found right here on our downloadable resource page.
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