National Volunteer Week (2012)
National Volunteer Week is April 15-21, 2012, and is a time for organizations like the American Cancer Society to celebrate volunteers who devote their time and talents to bring positive change in their communities to advance the fight against cancer.
Sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation and the Volunteer Center National Network, National Volunteer Week began in 1974 when President Richard Nixon signed an executive order establishing the week as an annual celebration of volunteering. Every president since has signed a proclamation promoting National Volunteer Week. Additionally, governors, mayors, and other elected officials make public statements and sign proclamations in support of the week.
This year, the National Volunteer Week messaging objective is to thank the volunteers of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, as they help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays for future generations. Materials available include:
National Minority Health Month & National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (2011)
April is National Minority Health Month and April 17 – 23 is National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (NMCAW). Although much progress has been made in addressing disparities in cancer treatment and support, there is still much to be done! National Minority Health Month and National Minority Cancer Awareness Week are opportunities to continue to push for progress among the African American and Hispanic/Latino communities in the fight against cancer. Below are resources that can be downloaded and utilized in local communities: