Awareness Week 2012
6th – 13th October 2012
This year's Bone Cancer Awareness Week (BCAW) takes place from 6th to 13th October. During the week we are asking our supporters to help us maximise awareness of primary bone cancer and its symptom which can often get mistaken for' growing pains' or 'sports related' injuries.
Raise awareness and funds
As well as raising awareness you can also help generate vital funds during BCAW. This will enable us to carry out more research project to find out more about this devastating cancer in order to improve outcomes for future sufferers. To date BCRT has funded 27 primary bone cancer projects and this wouldn't be possible without your help.
There are lots of ways that you can help to spread the word about BCAW to your friends, family, work colleagues and those you generally socialise with. So be sure to join in and together we can make BCAW a great success.
Don't worry if you're stuck for ideas, we've got a few here that will get you in the right frame of mind and then there'll be no stopping you will there?! ...
Share your bone cancer story
If you, a family member or a friend has been affected by bone cancer and are happy to talk about your experience with the media to raise awareness, then please download and complete this short questionnaire.
Put up a display at your school or local library
Display posters and postcards in your school, or even ask your teacher if you can hold an assembly about bone cancer!
Most libraries are happy to display A4 size posters and leaflets for a limited time, so pop in or telephone them to find out more.
Order some of our 'Feel It In your Bones' posters and Information postcard by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0113 262 1852.
During Bone Cancer Awareness Week, post the following status update on your Facebook page and ask all your friends to share it with their friends:
Tweet the following update and ask all your friends to re-tweet:
Let your inner 'Eric Lanlard' or 'Lorraine Pascall' escape for the day.
During BCAW why not hold your own Bake It for Bone Cancer event? Baking is a fun, easy and tasty way to raise money and raise awareness. Who doesn't love a cupcake, victoria sponge or some delicious biscuits? We're sure that your Bake It event will be popular with everyone!
Use our bespoke BCRT Biscuit Cutter to create some fabulous BCRT gingerbread men! We'll include a couple of cutters in your pack, but do ask for more if you need them.
To find out more and to order your Bake It for Bone Cancer Pack please visit our Bake It for Bone Cancer 2012 page.
Order branded BCRT merchandise from our online shop and wear it during Bone Cancer Awareness Week.
You can also sell our merchandise on a sale-or-return basis by contacting the fundraising team on 0113 262 1852 or email@example.com.
The biggest Team Bones running team ever is taking part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London on Sunday October 7th and they need YOU!
There's nothing better than being cheered around the course by fellow BCRT supporters, so sign up today to join the Royal Parks Team Bones Cheering Squad 2012 and we'll kit you out with Team Bones t-shirts and cheering sticks and you'll be invited to our fantastic Post-Race Reception at Hyde Park Tennis Centre.Find out more about the different volunteer roles on the day and sign up online.