Each week Cornwall VSF plans to post details of forthcoming commemorations, remembrances, and awareness events for the coming week, every Friday.

The point of this is to help link local organisations with national campaigns, raising awareness of important causes (covering the whole of the voluntary sector). Scan through these dates and occasions, and see if any can be applicable to your organisation, then get involved on social media.

This post will cover occasions for week commencing 26 October, with a look to the whole-month events for November.

26 October – 1 November

International Brain Tumour Awareness Week

A unique global network for brain tumour patient and carer groups around the world. Working alongside, and representing, members of our community – including researchers, scientists, clinicians, nurses and allied healthcare professionals – to engage in advocacy, to raise awareness and to share information.

1 November

World Vegan Day

Every year on 1st November, vegans around the world celebrate and champion for their vegan lifestyle. It is celebrated as a time to recognise how far the vegan movement has come, reflect on successes, and to highlight how accessible and beneficial a vegan lifestyle is.

Whole of November

Movember: Men’s Health Awareness Month

Movember brings together a global community of fundraisers (Mo Bros and Mo Sisters) to make a difference in mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Veg Pledge 2020

Take on the ultimate fundraising challenge and go vegetarian or vegan for one month to raise money for life-saving cancer research.

Mouth Cancer Action Month

Since it started the annual event in the year 2000, the Oral Health Foundation has invested nearly £2 million on improving awareness and education around mouth cancer, and aims to raise even more awareness this year.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Led by a group of leading international research and advocacy organizations in an effort to improve outcomes for lung cancer patients across the world. Unlike many other diseases, with lung cancer, there is a shocking lack of knowledge among both patients and physicians about effective risk reduction and treatment options.

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Every November this event brings together all the pancreatic cancer charities and groups around the whole world into one united, dedicated and hardworking international team – demanding better for those affected by pancreatic cancer.