From Australia to Brazil SPARC awardees make their mark on World Cancer Day

© Gonçalo Barriga
4 February 2016

One year since the launch of the SPARC MBC Challenge 20 organisations in 18 countries are now starting their important work and are using World Cancer Day to share their messages.

On World Cancer Day 2015 UICC, supported by Pfizer, launched the Seeding Progress and Resources for the Cancer Community SPARC Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge to support initiatives worldwide that address the specific needs of people living with metastatic breast cancer.

Since then 20 organisations in 18 countries have received grants.

With projects as diverse as engaging regional parliamentarians in breast cancer debates in Brazil, creating dedicated web spaces for metastatic breast cancer communities in Malaysia, Portugal and Columbia and community based programmes in Nigeria to name just a few, the awardees are now starting their important work

Listen to what they have to say here:

Under the banner of We Can I Can SPARC awardees are using World Cancer Day to share their messages and teaming up with other organisations in their regions. Here's just a selection of what they are doing today:

Haiti

Nigeria

http://www.worldcancerday.org/project-pink-blue

Colombia

http://www.worldcancerday.org/manos-ilustradas-iecas-bogot%C3%A1-colombia

Malaysia

http://www.worldcancerday.org/uicc-sparc-mbc-challenge-malaysia

Israel

http://www.worldcancerday.org/support-groups-and-workshops-arabic-speaking-and-russian-speaking-metastatic-breast-cancer-patients

Rwanda

http://www.worldcancerday.org/content/paul-rwanda

Nigeria

http://www.worldcancerday.org/wcd2016-%E2%80%93-%C2%A0crush-cancer-outta-nigeria

Last update: 
Friday 7 June 2019
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