Every year as the sun goes down on the 4 February, cities light up in orange and blue to mark World Cancer Day. This year, around 40 landmarks showed their colours for the day. Here are just a few highlights:
— Daf Farr-Jones (@Daf_FJ) February 4, 2019
Kaknästornet och Globen är upplysta ikväll i blått och orange till ära för Världscancerdagen. Många välkända byggnader i andra delar av världen lyser likaså. #världscancerdagen #worldcancerday #globen #kaknästornet #IAmAndIWill #tillsammansmotcancer pic.twitter.com/wT6FkKjUS0
— Cancerfonden (@Cancerfonden) February 4, 2019
— Partnership (@CancerStratCA) February 5, 2019
#WorldCancerDay The Abuja city Gate turned Orange and Blue to mark the World Cancer Day on Feb 4.
This is an initiative of the @uicc Listed on the WCD map of impact, this is the first time a significant Landmark will be Lit in commemoration of #Cancer in Nigeria.#IAmAndIWill pic.twitter.com/vKqML57aXw
— Medicaid Cancer Fdn (@MedicaidCF) February 5, 2019
We are delighted to lead this initiative by @uicc
Photo Credit: @storyofelvis
— Runcie C.W. Chidebe (@runciecwc) February 4, 2019
— Hürriyet Daily News (@HDNER) February 5, 2019
— angela rita iolli (@angelaritaiolli) February 4, 2019
— UK Parliament (@UKParliament) February 4, 2019
World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is the uniting global initiative under which the world comes together to raise the profile of cancer in a positive and inspiring way. Spearheaded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and improving education about the disease alongside calling on governments and individuals across the world to take action.
2019 will be the first year of the new three-year campaign, ‘I Am and I Will’. The new theme is an empowering call for personal commitment and represents the power of our actions taken now to reduce the growing impact of cancer. This year follows on follows on the back of last year’s tremendous campaign success, including nearly 1,000 activities taking place in 130 countries, over half a million tweets, and more than 50 governments participating in 2018.
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Encouraging supporters around the world to show their inner hero and to add their voice to the day, World Cancer Day has launched its first Augmented Reality Facebook Filter. For more information, visitwww.worldcancerday.org/social-media-activity(link is external)(link is external)
Local and international associations are also coming together to hold events dedicated to raising awareness and education about cancer, including free cancer screenings, fundraisers, awareness walks and runs, and public seminars. For more information about specific events, please visit: www.worldcancerday.org/map