Text reading "March 21 2023. Anal Cancer Awareness Day. Know the symptoms. Know the questions to ask. Know that there is support for you!"

Anal Cancer Awareness Day is the official day on March 21 to raise awareness of anal cancer around the world. Our objective is to shine the light on anal cancer thrivers (our name for people that have gone through treatment) and educate the broader community about anal cancer. On this day, people all over the world show their support for people living with and recovering from anal cancer.

On Anal Cancer Awareness Day 2023, Celebrate Yourself, Celebrate Community!

  1. Celebrate Yourself! Take a moment to honor your experience and everything you have already overcome. Do something that is meaningful for YOU!
  2. Share Your Story. Share your journey with the community to empower yourself, comfort others, and help save lives.
  3. Become a peer mentor or request support through ACF's Peer-to-Peer Support Program. Becoming a mentor or mentee allows you to receive or provide the emotional and social support unique to our community.

How to show your support

Help us raise awareness of anal cancer by sharing our social media graphics. Use #analcancerawarenessday and tag us @analcancerfoundation on Facebook and @hpvanalcancer on Twitter.

Download and share our Awareness Day Toolkit and social media graphics (Graphic 1 | Graphic 2 | Graphic 3)!

Celebrate Yourself! You are AMAZING. Today, do something meaningful for you. Take a moment to reflect on your experience and honor how hard you are working to get better. Share with us on social media, and with our family and friends what you did to feel good!

Share your story about your experience with us and your social media followers. Learning from others about their experience with anal cancer can be informative, a great way to feel connected, and help save lives.

Become a Peer or request support through ACF's Peer-to-Peer Support Program. The program creates deep relationships among patients at any stage of their journey and targets stigma and community isolation within the anal cancer community. The program provides social and emotional support to anal cancer patients and caregivers by matching them with someone who can understand what they are going through.

We will be partnering with IANS, the medical society dedicated to anal cancer, to host an educational webinar on the state of anal cancer prevention and treatment. Please join us!

Follow along on social media

Follow the events of this year's awareness day by following us and the hashtag #analcancerawareness23 on Facebook or Twitter. Use the hashtag in your own posts to help build momentum behind the campaign.

Join the campaign!

Interested in joining or supporting the campaign? Contact us for more information or to receive our campaign updates. Together we can raise awareness and help end anal cancer!