Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day Update: Events from Australia to Europe to North America

Go around the globe for the second Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day (WNCAD) on November 10, 2011. Throughout that day, videos featuring NET events and experts will air on  as the sun travels west, from Australia to Europe to North America. People can also “Like” the campaign on Facebook ( and “Think Zebra” to share the NET campaign’s zebra mascot.  Help our NET zebra to spread the message across the globe and check out our Zebra around the World map!

Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day, November 10, 2011

In addition to the virtual trip around the globe, people throughout the world will mark WNCAD in a variety of ways including:


On November 10, the Unicorn Foundation and Lord Mayor Robert Doyle will be at Melbourne City Square, Melbourne, Victoria, to celebrate and acknowledge Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day. Activities during the day include a press call, gift bag giveaways and morning tea.  For those who cannot attend, they are asked to place their Unicorn (see picture below), that represents one of the over 8,000 Australians living with NET cancer, in a place where people can see it and send their pictures to 

Unicorn Foundation, Australia, celebrates Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day 2011



The distribution of information about NETS at major shopping malls and hospitals by APOZ & Friends.


CNETS Canada (Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Canada) has planned a brochure blitz in hospitals, drug stores, doctors’ offices and libraries in Sussex, Saint John, and Moncton, New Brunswick; at the Ottawa Ontario Oncology Centers and the Gatineau Quebec Oncology Centers; outreach at hospitals in Calgary, Toronto, and London; an “All That Is Zebra” Silent Auction in Quebec; Show Your Stripes Benefit Dinner in Ontario; and Dufferin County, Ontario, Proclaims November 10, 2011 as Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day (pictured below).  These activities follow awareness walks and fundraising efforts throughout Canada in September.

Dufferin County, Canada, Proclamation in Support of Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day 2011


APTED, The Association of Patients with Various Endocrine Tumors, has produced a wonderful video about neuroendocrine tumors. On November 10, there will be awareness conferences in Paris, Lyon and Toulouse with healthcare professionals and NET patients providing their stories.


Netzwerk Neuroendokrine Tumoren (NeT) e. V. is sponsoring 11 events, lectures and workshops, throughout Germany in support of NET cancer awareness.  Events will take place in Heidelberg, Kiel, Tübingen, Lübeck, Bonn, Hamburg, München, Kiel, and Freiburg.


The Netherlands:

Stichting NET-groep  is presenting the first Dutch film, “Wat zijn NET,” about neuroendocrine tumors (NETs).  Featured in the film are Prof. Dr. W.W. de Herder, endocrinologist and NET cancer specialist from Erasmus MC in Rotterdam; Dr. B.G. Taal, internist at The Netherlands Cancer Institute – Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital; and Prof. Dr. E.G.E. de Vries, medical oncologist at University Medical Centre Groningen.  On November 5th, the Dutch NET Community presented a seminar for patients, family members and medical professionals on various topics about NETs.  The guest speakers  talked about recent NET developments, new treatments for GEP/NET, and diagnosing and treating lung NET tumors, the incidence of NETs, clinical relevance of tumor markers and epidemiology in neuroendocrine tumors, and the effects of doctor delay and patient delay in NET patients.


A film has been created by the Norwegian organization, CarciNor, about NETs. And check out their great video on YouTube, the curling team sports zebra stripes!



Videos have been produced by Carpa, the Swedish association for NET patients and their families, about NETs focusing on the need to reduce the time for NET patients to get a correct diagnosis.Carpa, the Swedish organization for NET cancer patients, supports Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day



The Hope Society for Cancer Care is sponsoring a NET awareness program, Hope Hand in Hand. The slogan for their program is Claps for NET, Yes I Do! The Power of Community!

United Kingdom

The NET Patient Foundation is sponsoring a patient information event on November 10  featuring talks from some of the country’s top NET experts, to be held at the beautiful Newbury Racecourse.

United States:

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation is working with individuals throughout the country to supply educational materials and awareness items to be distributed at hospitals, schools, in doctors’ offices, and businesses on November 10.  The Foundation has also contacted US governors to obtain proclamations and letters of support for Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness day.  25 US Governors and States have thus far issued proclamations and letters of support for Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day . . . and we’re still counting!  Thank you to the Governors and States of  Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

US Governors and States supporting NET Cancer Awareness Day

In honor of Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day and NET cancer patients, the Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network (CCAN) has arranged to have a flag flown over the US Capitol on November 10th. CCAN also sponsored an Awareness Walk, Strides for Stripes, for NET cancers on November 5, attended by hundreds!  CCAN has also released a video featuring Dr. Eric Liu, a carcinoid/NET cancer specialist from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.

The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation will present a patient event on November 11 in Houston, Texas featuring Drs. James Yao , Thomas Aloia, Jason Fleming, and Alexandria Phan from MD Anderson Cancer Center, as well as Dr. Ebrahim Delpassand from Excel Diagnostics and Nuclear Oncology Center.

Individuals and businesses throughout the world will also participate in Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day on November 10 by distributing information at schools, hospitals, corporations and in doctors’ offices.  Thank you to all who are helping to bring about greater awareness of NET cancers!!

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