There are already many events taking place around the world, and it's wonderful to see how dedicated everyone is to the global fight against cancer and NCDs. Thank you all for your engagement!
Please find below a message from Cary Adams, Chief Executive Officer of UICC, as well as some examples of the activities of our members and partners:
Swiss Cancer League has started a new fundraising campaign called: 'Your donation save Lives' to encourage everyone to make donations See their press release here
LIVESTRONG Foundation is organising a 'Walk, Race and Cycling' fundraising to promote World Cancer Day and to support cancer research as well as cancer patients. See their press release here
French National Cancer Institute (INCa) launches its social media campaign: #parlonscancer, where 5 speakers will answer any questions from the general public, health professionals, research institutes or media representants during one hour and a half. See their press release here
UNICANCER has had a very busy day with many events happening all around France. They have also had a visit from Marisol Touraine, France's Minister of Social Affairs, Health and Women's Rights to the Bergonié Insititute in Bordeaux. Find out more in their press releases here
PAHO - The Pan American Health Organization, the regional branch of WHO held a seminar/webinar on breast cancer screening and early detection, involving a UICC Board Member and a number of our Member Organisations.
Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) / International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is holding a special event at it's HQ in Vienna, including a roundtable panel discussion on 'Integrating Cancer Control Within a Health Systems Strengthening Strategy', to demonstrate that effective cancer control is “Not Beyond Us”. UICC's President, Professor Tezer Kutluk will be presenting on the panel.
Pfizer, Inc. today announced a grant to UICC for a first-of-its-kind initiative to address the unique challenges facing metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients. While great progress has been made in the management of breast cancer, it remains a significant and growing global health issue and patients are commonly diagnosed in the advanced stages of the disease. The Seeding Progress and Resources for the Cancer Community (SPARC): Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge will provide grants to support initiatives worldwide that encourage sustainable change in addressing the specific needs of people living with metastatic breast cancer. Read more about SPARC here
Accuray International is organising a 'Pot-Luck' Lunch in its office and will collect ideas about healthy recipes, inspirational quotes and fitness activities to create their first Accuray Community Cookbook. See their press release here
Amgen is displaying the UICC 2015 World Cancer Day posters around their office in Zug, Switzerland, in order to raise awareness amongst their affiliates. An email was sent out to their employees with more details about World Cancer Day and this year's theme. Amgen also produced a video featuring testimonies of Amgen staff in which they explain why they believe that cancer is not beyond us, view it here.
Eli Lilly/PACE is supporting World Cancer Day both online and on the ground. Lilly’s social media platforms and blogs in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the EU are sharing World Cancer Day messages and facts with their communities. Lilly executives have written op-eds on the importance of World Cancer Day and the need to come together as a global community to find new solutions for cancer patients, and employees have access to informational content about World Cancer Day on the company intranet.
Roche is holding a meeting with Rick Fair, Therapeutic Area Head Oncology to lead a talk for World Cancer Day along with the Oncology Leadership Team.Cary Adams, CEO of UICC and Organisation Founding World Cancer Day is present via a pre-taped video address.
Britsol Myers-Squibb has planned very exciting events showing their commitment to oncology to its patients and communities but also to engage with all their employees involved in oncology on this special day. Their focus will also be on raising awareness on immuno-oncology through a very active social media campaign with presence on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook and Internal Commentary Series on various oncology-related topics and UICC Q&A to get another perspective on major cancer issues.