​​Throughout the year Action Cancer run a number of health awareness campaigns to encourage people to be proactive about their health, to recognise signs and symptoms of cancer and visit their G.P. if they have any concerns.

If cancer can be caught at an early stage then chances of survival are much higher.

Our main campaigns include:

Men Get Breast Cancer Too  

Action Cancer is proud to be collaborating with our friends at breast cancer charity Walk the Walk, raising awareness that #mengetbreastcancertoo ! Find out more about how Walk the Walk, Action Cancer and other UK charities are supporting men with breast cancer here:

Read the press release here and you can download the awareness poster here


Action Man  

Action Man is our annual male cancer awareness campaign that takes place in June and July. It aims to encourage men to ‘Get a Grip’ of their general health and to highlight awareness of the signs and symptoms of male specific cancers such as testicular and prostate cancers. In 2014 Carl Frampton, now IBF World Super Bantamweight Champion, fronted a ‘beat the odds’ against cancer men’s health campaign in partnership with Toals Bookmakers. Click below to view a special video message from Carl. 

Safe Sun

The Safe Sun campaign is run in partnership with Gordons Chemists over the summer months. It aims to highlight the importance of all year round skin protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Every summer our Health Promotion team visits a number of locations across Northern Ireland, such as family fun days, sporting events and summer schemes to spread the safe sun message.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Taking place in October, Action Cancer’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in partnership with Gordons Chemists, Menarys and Tempest works to raise awareness of the prevalence of breast cancer and to encourage women to be breast aware and self refer to their G.P. if they have any concerns. Throughout the month we also raise awareness of our breast screening programme available to women aged 40-49 and over 70. Early detection saves lives.

No Smoking Day

Every March Action Cancer creates awareness of the real cost of smoking, the financial, physical and emotional costs, to encourage smokers to quit. Through our health promotion work in schools, we work to educate children on the harmful effects of smoking before they ever start to smoke and signposts existing adult smokers to services to help them quit.