On Sunday, the world came together to raise its voice to call for greater equity in accessing cancer services, greater investment in cancer control and more commitment by governments to save millions of lives from cancer.
Over 800 activities (and counting) in more than 120 countries were led by individuals, cancer organisations, cities, governments, businesses, schools, and communities. We can’t possibly feature them all, however we have put together a snapshot of how the world came together this past Sunday 4 February.
Over the next several weeks, we will be combing through as many of the activities as we can for the 2018 World Cancer Day Impact Report. If you would like to share your World Cancer Day 2018 videos and/or photos, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To individuals living with cancer, families and caregivers, healthcare professionals, governments, UICC members, World Cancer Day partners, and supporters, you made an impact. Thank you.
On #worldcancerday we celebrate the FIERCE in every patient, family member, caregiver, researcher, innovator, scientist, physician and everyone who wake up each day, against many odds, determined to #endcancer as we know it.
— Biden Cancer (@BidenCancer) February 4, 2018
— Incancer Chile (@incancer) February 4, 2018
To help support #WorldCancerDay on February 4th, #FIFAMobile has partnered with @uicc! Earn special WCD Rewards by participating in the new Event right now! #WeCanICan Learn More about WCD https://t.co/myHmVF6kls pic.twitter.com/KRS0C7FJGu
— FIFA Mobile (@EAFIFAMOBILE) February 3, 2018
With the right support people living with cancer and cancer survivors can return to work. #CSM Cancer Support Group Member Rumeyza, a teacher by profession has returned to work after her cancer treatment and proves to work with confidence. #WeCanICan #WorldCancerDay @uicc pic.twitter.com/W1ROdpzk9b
— Cancer Society of Maldives (@CancerSocietyMV) February 4, 2018
— Salud Pública (@SaludCali) February 4, 2018
#Cancer is no longer a death sentence. Prevention, early detection and treatment can save millions of lives, yet, many people around the world still lack access. This is why we need #HealthForAll! #WorldCancerDay
— Tedros Adhanom (@DrTedros) February 4, 2018
Scenes from a special #WorldCancerDay and #BlackHistoryMonth event focused on ending health disparities. Thanks to patient advocate Bridgette Hempstead of @CierraSisters, our @jrgralow and @gary_lyman, @seattlecca's Kemi Doll and keynote speaker Shawn Johnson of @harvardmed! pic.twitter.com/VUEzlzelPV
— Fred Hutch (@fredhutch) February 5, 2018
— FC Porto (@FCPorto) February 4, 2018
I am dedicating my victory to this important cause! Please help @TecheetahFE raise awareness on #WorldCancerDay2018, for something that affects us all. Check out the following link to donate and help fund such a great cause: https://t.co/yuCMPp07FW #JEV25 @WorldCancerDay ❤️ pic.twitter.com/2v9Hq3uJEK
— Jean-Eric Vergne (@JeanEricVergne) February 4, 2018
— kylie minogue (@kylieminogue) February 4, 2018
— MinVWS (@MinVWS) February 4, 2018
La technologie canadienne derrière nos robots spatiaux pourrait un jour nous aider à lutter contre le cancer du sein : https://t.co/lAfbDpDLKi. #NousPouvonsJePeux #JourneeMondialeContreLecancer pic.twitter.com/raVcxnHl2r
— Agence spatiale can. (@asc_csa) February 4, 2018
— Targeting Cancer (@TargetingCancer) January 23, 2018
— Mayor Brian Bowman (@Mayor_Bowman) February 4, 2018
My thoughts on #WorldCancerDay. I'm glad to still be here, but we've got work to do. Nobody should ever be put in a position of having to call their Senators' offices, begging to keep their insurance to stay alive. pic.twitter.com/cZinLSMO9X
— Laura Packard (@lpackard) February 4, 2018
— RanaAwdishMD (@RanaAwdish) February 2, 2018
The Egyptian Olympics Committee, Novartis, and Harley Davidson teamed up with the Breast Cancer Foundation of Egypt, "Kasr Al-Aini Oncology center (nemrock)", "Power of CML" and "Ahly Club" as being Egypt’s most active patient support groups, to mark World Cancer Day. pic.twitter.com/i1zWpWVLP2
— Cairo360.com (@Cairo360) February 4, 2018
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) February 4, 2018