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Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Campaign Goals

The Mayors' Campaign Against Breast Cancer, begun in November 1997, focuses upon raising awareness and encouraging eligible women to take advantage of CDC-supported mammography. To this end, the Campaign emphasizes outreach to women who are at greatest risk - - those who are over fifty, low-income, uninsured or underinsured, and members of racial/ethnic minorities. Through forums at the annual meetings and publications such as Best Practices and Information Exchange, mayors who belong to the Campaign draw upon each other's experiences to conduct their local initiatives. Each October these Mayors join their colleagues across the country to observe National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an event that USCM has promoted for more than a decade.

> Download the Mayors' Breast Cancer Awareness Toolkit

Prostate Cancer Coalition Goals

The Mayors Coalition for Prostate Cancer and awareness and Education, founded in June 2000, is dedicated to saving lives through informed decision making on screening and treatment. As with the breast cancer campaign, the prostate cancer coalition also emphasizes the needs of the underserved and information exchange among the mayors. Committed to increasing national awareness and understanding of prostate cancer and its complexities, the Conference of Mayors has declared September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the first major organization to do so.

> Download the Mayors' Prostate Cancer Awareness Toolkit

For information about Cancer Awareness issues, please contact:

Crystal D. Swann
Assistant Executive Director
U.S. Conference of Mayors
1620 I St., NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 861-6707 (w)
(202) 293-2352 (f)