World Cancer Day
Cancer affects so many people across the world and currently 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide each year. World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread the word and raise awareness of cancer in people’s minds and the world media. This global event takes place every year on 4 February and aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by encouraging individuals to take action.
What is World Cancer Day?
A truly global event taking place every year on 4 February, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer.
It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action.
Why World Cancer Day is important
Currently, 8.8 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die prematurely (aged 30 to 69 years)
World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread the word and raise the profile of cancer in people’s minds and in the world’s media
World Cancer Day is a truly global event. In order to achieve our objective of reaching as much of the world’s population as possible, we need your help.
Whether you do something as large as running your own World Cancer Day campaign, or as simple as sharing our template messages amongst your networks, every action has an impact. Show the world that we can, I can… get involved in the fight against cancer.
We appreciate that everyone supporting the Day has different needs and priorities, so there are a wide variety of ways to get involved. We've listed some ideas below.
For more information, please visit http://www.worldcancerday.org