Fuck Cancer is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit in the United States and registered Canadian charity focusing on prevention (Prevent), early detection (Detect) and, supporting those affected by cancer (Unite). With wit, edge and humor, we are improving health outcomes through health education, community programs, and events.
ABOUT 50% OF ALL CANCERS ARE PREVENTABLE. HOWEVER, MUCH MORE FUNDING GOES TOWARD RESEARCH AND TREATMENT THAN TOWARDS AWARENESS AND PREVENTION.
THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE SPENT $3 BILLION IN 2012 ON RESEARCH AND TREATMENT OF CANCER. ONLY 7.7% WENT TO FUNDING PREVENTION AND CONTROL.
Fuck Cancer activates millennials all over the world to unite in fighting cancer with a unique approach: Galvanize a younger generation to become spokespeople in their communities, and educate their parents and grandparents about the importance of early detection.
HPV-associated cancers, including cervical, head, neck and anal cancers, in addition to colon cancer, are common but preventable cancers in the United States.
HPV & CERVICAL CANCER:
23,300 HPV-associated cancers occur in females in the US each year, with cervical cancer being the most common.
In 2017, an estimated 12,820 women in the United States were diagnosed with cervical cancer, 4,210 of those being fatal.
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women in the US, with an average of 139,992 people being diagnosed yearly.
It is the second leading cancer killer in the United States.
FOR BOTH HPV-INDUCED CANCERS & COLON CANCER:
Mortality rates can decrease by up to 70% if the cancer is caught at an early stage.
Giving a f*ck and putting all of our talents towards increasing screening rates; because every screening that leads to early detection could result in a life saved.
*Funding to increase screening rates goes towards: outreach and community healthcare workers, staff time at clinics, incentives and tests.
3% of net sales from Talentless will be donated to Fuck Cancer to fund this campaign. Talentless will also be co-hosting a kickass fundraising event with Fuck Cancer that will blow our campaign goal out of the water.