Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month
World Head and Neck Cancer Day is held on 27 July each year, but we don't believe one day is enough. So we're calling it.
JULY is now Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month in Australia!
Many people have never heard of Head and Neck Cancer (HNC), until they, or a loved one is diagnosed.
HNC covers a range of different cancers classified based on their location in the head and neck and the type of cancer cells. It's not as straightforward or tangible as say Breast, Prostate, Lung or Cervical Cancer so it can be met with confusion.
Treatment can affect a person's core abilities such as eating & drinking, swallowing, speaking and even breathing - as well as how a person looks, affecting mental health.
We need your help to raise awareness about HNC in the general public and acknowledge the impact it has on people affected in our community.
With over 5,000 people diagnosed each year (not including Thyroid Cancer or Skin Cancers of the head and neck) and more than 17,000 people living with the side effects of treatment, it's more important than ever.
How you can get involved
1) Host a Soup for the Soul event - any time in July
Join our signature event and host a Soup for the Soul event in July and help raise awareness and funds for Head and Neck Cancer Australia.
Big or small or via Zoom, it's your event! Learn more.
2) Go Dry this July
Once again we are partnering with Dry July as a Guaranteed Beneficiary in 2024. This means that when you join Head and Neck Cancer Australia’s Dry July team or make a donation, 100% of funds raised (up to $10,000) will go directly to Head and Neck Cancer Australia to help support people affected by Head and Neck Cancer.
Join our Dry July team!
(Details for 2024 coming soon.)
3) Share on Social Media
Help spread the word about Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month by sharing our social media graphics on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Here is a selection from our 2023 campaign.
- HNC Awareness Video
- HNC Awareness Month: Facebook
- HNC Awareness Month: Instagram
- Soup for the Soul 2023: Facebook
- Soup for the Soul 2023: Instagram
4) Make a donation or visit our store
Please contact us if you have any questions about Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month or World Head and Neck Cancer Day.