February is Cancer Prevention Month
By America's Charities on January 17, 2023
A substantial proportion of cancers could be prevented, including all cancers caused by tobacco use and other unhealthy behaviors. Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, at least 42% of newly diagnosed cancers in the US – about 805,600 cases in 2022 – are potentially avoidable, including the 19% of cancers caused by smoking and at least 18% caused by a combination of excess body weight, alcohol consumption, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity.
You can make a significant difference in helping prevent cancer by donating through workplace giving to the charities listed below. Don't have a program? Click here to have your employer contact our team about bring employee giving to your workplace.
In recognition of Cancer Prevention Month, which takes place in February each year, join us by supporting and raising awareness about these nonprofits who are:
- Working to advance research to prevent cancer
- Educating people about how they can prevent cancer and detect it early
- Engaging lawmakers and regulators through advocacy to promote the enactment of laws and regulations that support cancer prevention and research
Click on each charity listed here to learn more about what they are doing to prevent cancer: