World Cancer Day is a global initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). Starting in 2000, World Cancer Day has grown into a positive movement for everyone to unite under one voice to face one of our greatest challenges.
Each year hundreds of activities and events take place around the world which acts as a powerful reminder that we all have a role to play in reducing the global impact of cancer.
This year’s World Cancer Day theme is, ‘I Am, and I Will’, is about you and your commitment to act. UICC believes that through everyone’s positive actions, together we can reach the target of reducing the number of premature deaths from cancer and nontransmissible diseases by one third by 2030.
‘I Am, and I Will’ signifies that our actions have an impact on everyone around us including our neighbourhoods, communities, and cities. When we choose to come together, we can achieve what we all wish for: a healthier, brighter world without cancer.
How can you get involved and help create change?
Some ways include:
- Starting a conversation about cancer with your family and friends and informing them on how they can reduce their risks.
- Show your family and friends you are getting behind World Cancer Day by sharing a post with your own message.
- Update your social media page with the official World Can Day profile cover images (which can be downloaded here).
By getting involved and acting together, change can be created. Show your support for World Cancer Day and educate others around you. You can read more about World Cancer Day and other ways to be involved here.
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