Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
The Testicular Cancer Society recognizes April as Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Testicular Cancer Awareness Month is observed in concert with the long recognized Testicular Cancer Awareness Week, which starts on April 1st.
The Testicular Cancer Society recognizes royal blue as its official testicular cancer awareness color. There has been much debate about the color for testicular cancer awareness and ribbons. Orchid has long been recognized as the official color for testicular cancer. There have also been references to yellow, which appears to be in part due to Lance Armstrong's testicular cancer diagnosis and formation of the former Lance Armstrong Foundation. However, the now named, LIVESTRONG Foundation, represents all cancers and not just testicular cancer.
The royal blue color serves as a new alternative to the traditional orchid color for testicular cancer awareness and may be a bit more masculine than the color orchid. After all, pink is synonymous with women and breast cancer so why not use royal blue for men and testicular cancer?
However, any color that one chooses to use is acceptable as long as you are raising awareness for testicular cancer. After all, a color is just a color but awareness saves men's lives.