Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week

Darlington TSC held a Lymphoma Day football match to raise awareness of lymphoma
 
Many people have never heard of lymphoma until they or someone close to them is diagnosed. With your support, we can change this.

This year, Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week ran from 15-21 September 2014 and we took the chance to make some noise and raise awareness of lymphoma.

Although Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week has now come to an end, we continue to raise awareness of lymphoma throughout the year. There are lots of ways you can get involed too:

Take a #purpleselfie

Take a photo of you wearing purple, or one of our periwinkle pin badges, and share it with your friends and family on social media using the hashtag #purpleselfie.   

Turn Britain Purple by displaying your free Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week pack

Display the materials from your Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week pack to help raise awareness of lymphoma and it’s most common symptoms and display the materials in your workplace, school or local doctor’s surgery. We’ve put a purple pin on our map of Britain for each pack ordered, to show where in the country you’re raising awareness of lymphoma.

Tell your facebook followers about the most common symptoms of lymphoma

Share our infographic on Facebook and twitter to raise awareness of the most common symptoms of lymphoma, using the hashtag #lymphoma. You’ll find the infographic on our Facebook and twitter accounts.

Blog about lymphoma

If you write a blog, why not blog about Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week? Email communications@lymphomas.org.uk for some ideas and we’ll even try to include an extract of your blog on our website.

Share your story in your local paper

Tell your story in your local newspaper or radio station and encourage readers and listeners to support the Lymphoma Association. If you’d like to share your story with your local media, please email communications@lymphomas.org.uk as we’ve got lots of useful tips to help you.

You can also share your story on the Lymphoma Association website to help others affected by lymphoma.

Wear a Lymphoma Association t-shirt or periwinkle pin badge

Order branded Lymphoma Association merchandise and wear it during Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week to help raise awareness of lymphoma.

Organising or taking part in a fundraising event

Organising a fundraising event is another easy and fun way of raising awareness of lymphoma and the Lymphoma Association’s free information and support. You could organise:

  • Great British Tea Break with your family and friends by inviting them to make a donation in return for tea and cakes
  • Pitch up in Purple day in your office by asking colleagues to come to work dressed in purple and make a donation
  • Take part in a tandem skydive near you and raise money for the Lymphoma Association
  • Collect loose change using our free donation boxes. By leaving the box on your desk at work or in the hallway at home, it can easily be seen by colleagues and visitors.

If you arrange a fundraising or awareness event, please email fundraising@lymphomas.org.uk for tips and ideas. We’ll add another purple pin to our map too, showing that an event is taking place near you to help Turn Britain Purple to raise awareness of lymphoma.