World Cancer Day is a global event that takes place every year on the 4th February.
The event aims to unite the world’s population in the fight against cancer.
Every year, 8.2 million people around the world lose their lives to cancer. Of these, four million die before they’re 69.
The primary goal of World Cancer Day is to get people around the world talking about cancer. The hope is that millions of lives can be saved each year by raising awareness and educating the masses about the disease.
We can. I can.
World Cancer Day 2016-18 has a dedicated three-year campaign – ‘We can. I can’. The message is to explore how everyone – both together and alone – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.
Many of us have had our lives affected by cancer in one way or another. This campaign aims to show how we can all play a part in reducing the impact the disease has on people’s lives.
For further information and to see what you can do to help this cause, think “We Can. I can”.
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