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Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

In 2023 we declared JULY Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month in Australia to coincide with World Head and Neck Cancer Day on 27 July.

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 5,300 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 diagnosed in the last five years, 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! Register here.

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, 70% 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!

3) Share on Social Media

Help spread the word about Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month by sharing our social media posts on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 

There are some informative images below that you can save and post on your social media. You can use some of these hashtags that we like to use, too: #HNC #HeadandNeckCancer #HANCA #HNCAwarenessMonth #CancerAwareness

4) Make a donation or visit our store

Make a donation or help raise awareness of Head and Neck Cancer and funds to support our activities by purchasing our HNC merchandise. 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.

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