World Cancer Day

About World Cancer Day
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What it is

World Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. It takes place every year on 4 February.

World Cancer Day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease.

UICC continues to expand on the success and impact of the day and is committed to ensuring that year-on-year the event is seen and heard by more people around the world. We do this through working directly with our members to develop a campaign that serves their differing organisational priorities; this is achieved through a two-pronged strategic approach:

  • UICC provides support through the development of tools and guidance to encourage its member organisations to run local cancer awareness campaigns that are aligned and adapted to the global World Cancer Day message.
  • On an above-country level, we work to secure and support digital, traditional and social media opportunities to raise public awareness of the day. Through the continued support of our membership and key partners, World Cancer Day is beginning to firmly cement itself in calendars across the world.

To learn more about World Cancer Day, please visit the World Cancer Day website.

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World Cancer Day 2021 – 4 Feb

 

 

World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 Feb.

 

 

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Words of support
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"Our support for World Cancer Day will help elevate the need for access to early detection and diagnosis, as an enabler to precise treatment.  On behalf of Diaceutics, I am honored to be a part of this effort and I will relentlessly drive better testing."

Peter Keeling, CEO
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"World Cancer Day reminds Run For a Cure Africa (RFCA) of the global emergency that is cancer and how each of us play our part in controlling the disease. Witnessing how RFCA is a part of a larger community of advocates, gives our work so much meaning and spurs us into action."

Ebele Mbanugo, Ed.D Founder/Executive Director
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Last update: 
Friday 5 June 2020
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