November Is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
By Guest Blogger Jon Florin, executive director, No Stomach For Cancer
Periwinkle Global, a No Stomach For Cancer campaign, responds to the ongoing and critical need to bring stomach cancer to the forefront of the cancer battle.
The campaign calls for increases in collaboration and advocacy by individuals, cancer organizations, research institutions, medical professionals, companies, and philanthropists to participate in stomach cancer awareness and research funding worldwide.
Stomach cancer is a worldwide public health crisis and a silent killer. It is the fifth-most common cancer and the third-leading cause of death from cancer worldwide. Yet, awareness of the disease is shockingly low.
Thus far, stomach cancer has received little media attention or research funding. Our efforts to increase stomach cancer awareness through a successful 2010 Senate resolution introducing November as Stomach Cancer Awareness Month® in the U.S. and subsequent global awareness and fundraising initiatives, such as the No Stomach For Cancer Walk, have made a difference.
We are proud of these successes, but we recognize the urgency of moving progress forward at an accelerated pace.
We believe that collaboration and partnership will move us toward success, and we actively seek opportunities to develop relationships and advance the fight against stomach cancer.
For more information, please visit nostomachforcancer.org