August is Appendix Cancer Awareness Month

The Appendix Cancer / Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Foundation (ACPMP), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is pleased to share that August is Appendix Cancer Awareness Month.

Appendix cancer is a rare cancer diagnosed in approximately 3-4 people per million per year. Although appendix cancer is genetically distinct from colon cancer, like colon cancer the incidence of appendix cancer in the US is rising. Incidence rates of individuals of all ages with appendix cancer have risen 232% between 2000 and 2016 in the United States.

The ACPMP Research Foundation was established in 2008 to fund research and education to improve the diagnosis and treatment of appendix cancer and a related condition called pseudomyxoma peritonei. As part of our educational efforts, ACPMP is excited to promote August as the official awareness month for appendix cancer in the United States.

Along with establishing amber as the official ribbon color for appendix cancer, the establishment of an awareness month will further enhance awareness efforts. ACPMP will produce programming throughout the month of August to raise awareness of appendix cancer with the goal of improving diagnosis and treatment of our patients and to promote referrals of our patients to specialized centers with experience in treating this rare and often complicated disease that claimed the lives of many, such as actress Audrey Hepburn and ESPN personality Stuart Scott.

2022 Appendix Cancer Awareness Month

This month, ACPMP will be sharing information about appendix cancer and our organization.

Our planned activities for August include:

  • Join our efforts to continue to raise awareness during August, Appendix Cancer Month. Spread the word with our stickers!
    1. Click here to head to our Instagram profile, you will be directed to the highlight labeled August
    2. Tap on the right side to look through our messages, to go back, tap on the left side
    3. Tap on the sticker of your choice
    4. Click on the bottom left of your screen to add a selfie or any other picture to go with your message
    5. Post to your story! Click on the ‘‘Your story’’ button to post!
    6. Make sure to tag us @appendixcancerpmp
  • Share our August awareness stories to your stories
  • Share our posts to your stories and make sure to tag us @appendixcancerpmp
  • Posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; use the hashtag #AugustForAppendixCancer and #TurnAugustAmber
  • Get involved in our “Rock & Roll Ramble” Radio program by putting in requests for song dedications for loved ones
  • Sharing facts about AC/PMP
  • Posting resources for patients and caregivers
  • Encouraging patients to share their stories and information about appendix cancer on social media
  • Hosting a Facebook fundraiser
  • And more!

Many thanks to, the patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (the world’s largest organization of cancer physicians) for recognizing August as Appendix Cancer Awareness Month.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, and thank you for your support!

The ACPMP Research Foundation

491 Baltimore Pike #177
Springfield, PA 19064-3810
(833) 227-6773