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What Happened in #KCAW2022

KCAW logo 2022Thank you for your amazing support for Kidney Cancer Awareness Week 2022

We are proud to be driving Kidney Cancer Awareness Week for the seventh year in succession. This year it ran from 7th – 11th February and was the week when we ask all our friends and supporters to start conversations about kidney cancer. We  wanted people to make as much noise, raise as many hot kidney cancer topics as you can and bring awareness of kidney cancer to everyone as possible; and wow, did we all make a noise!.


What Happened in 2022?

What happened in the national, local press & radio and on social media.

This is the very top line….

FACEBOOK: In the previous four weeks, up to and including #KCAW2022, on our open Facebook page alone we achieved a reached 15,660 and engaged with over 5,500 people.

Twitter: Up to the 12th February we reached 30,000 people

In the press We had features in The Independent, The Daily Mirror, The Sun, The Scotsman, The Daily Mail, The Daily Express, Metro, to name but a few and there was a raft of coverage. This was just in the week of #KCAW2022

On The Radio: BBC Radio Scotland interviewed our Health Care Professional Kirsty Solman, James Whale on talkRADIO interviewed leading surgeon, Professor Tom Powles.

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Kidney Cancer UK Patient Survey 2021 Report

We published the findings from our Kidney Cancer UK Patient Survey 2021 which ran across October and November 2021 at the start of Kidney Cancer Awareness Week on 7th February, 2022. These report has provided many worrying statistics about diagnosis, treatments and aftercare of patients across the UK. You can read the report here or by click in the image on the right.

Special #LWKC Webinar

We are delighted to be able present in Kidney Cancer Awareness Week 2022, this #LWCK Webinar with Mr Neil Barber, Clinical Lead for Urology at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Director of the Frimley Renal Cancer Centre and a UK leading light in Robot Assisted Surgery (RAS). In the 9th of our LWKC Webinar series, Mr Barber will be discussing kidney cancer ‘Surgery and the recovery process’ followed by a Q&A session on the 9th February 2022 at 6pm.

35 people attended this webinar, you can watch the recording by clicking the image.

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Blog, blog, blog!!

We ran a new blog every day across #KCAW2022, 5 blogs over 5 days. 4 brave and insightful stories and 1 insight into how the charity brings this event to you every year. Thank you to the wonderful and brave patients and partners who shared their stories for #KCAW2022 You can read them all by clicking here

Light Up Green

Ely Cathedral 2022. Photo James Billing

With everyone’s help, we managed to have a record smashing total of 47 landmarks lit green for 2022. Thank you to every one for making this the best year every.  Click here to see a list of landmarks lighting up green in support of #KCAW2022




Fly the flags!

The importance of people changing their profile picture to the #KCAW2022 logo and for Green Friday, cannot be underestimated. Thank you to everyone who did, that was a flag to all your followers for awareness. Thank you.

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May the # be with you!!

Just go on to any of the social media platforms or type into Google search, #KCAW2022 and you will see the incredible impact we have had this year. This is all down to the power of us all working together as one and it has paid off.

Thank you to everyone who joined in, supported, lit a landmark green, painted their toenails green, dyed their hair, baked, or sent their emails in green. You are all amazing. Thank you, but lets try and keep that conversation going now.

Kidney Cancer Awareness Week 2023 will be from 6th- 10th February

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