Show your support for World Cancer Day

Thursday, 4 February 2021

World Cancer Day every 4 February is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). By raising worldwide awareness, improving education and catalysing personal, collective and government action, we're working together to reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is equal for all - no matter who you are or where you live.

Ahead of World Cancer Day on Thursday February 4 2021, UICC has captured a selection of testimonies and articles from the cancer community. A lot of them shed light on how the COVID-19 pandemic has threatened cancer care and adversely impacted people living with cancer. This year's theme “I Am and I Will” will capture and strengthen the extraordinary spirit of the cancer community.

This year's World Cancer Day's theme, 'I Am and I Will', is all about you and your commitment to act. It shows us that our actions have an impact on everyone around us, within our neighbourhoods, communities and cities. And that more than ever, our actions are also being felt across borders and oceans. This year is a reminder of the enduring power of cooperation and collective action. When we choose to come together, we can achieve what we all wish for: a healthier, brighter world without cancer. Together, all of our actions matter. This World Cancer Day, who are you and what will you do?

Created in 2000, World Cancer Day has grown into a positive movement for everyone, everywhere to unite under one voice to face one of our greatest challenges in history.

Each year, hundreds of activities and events take place around the world, gathering communities, organisations and individuals in schools, businesses, hospitals, marketplaces, parks, community halls, places of worship - in the streets and online - acting as a powerful reminder that we all have a role to play in reducing the global impact of cancer.

This 4th February, UICC is bringing World Cancer Day to you. Tune into a full day of expert talks, book readings, musical performances and activities to help you unwind in a live broadcast from around the world. View the full virtual programme.

 

 

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