#IAmAndIWill – World Cancer Day 2019
More than one-third of cancer cases can be prevented, with another third possible to be cured if detected early and treated properly. By implementing resource-appropriate strategies on prevention, early detection and treatment, up to 3.7 million lives can be saved every year.
Today, 65% of cancer deaths are happening in the least developed parts of the world. Even in higher income countries, inequities still exist among lower-income and rural communities. Fighting for equal access to cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care will aid the fight to save lives.
Through raising understanding around cancer, we can reduce fear, increase understanding, and dispel myths and misconceptions.
World Cancer Day was born on the 4th February 2000 at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris. The Paris Charter aims to promote research, prevent cancer, improve patient services, and to raise awareness and mobilise the global community to make progress against cancer.
World Cancer Day has had a huge impact worldwide, including a whopping 14k+ press articles in 145 countries, 985 events, and 47 active governments getting involved in beating cancer.
How can you get involved?
Whoever you are – a cancer survivor, co-worker, a carer, a friend, a leader, healthcare worker, teacher or student – you have the power to take action and fight for a cancer-free world.
Here’s how you can get involved:
- Get involved on social media
- Create a custom poster to share on your social media channels, with your pledge on how you’ll raise awareness
- Start a conversation with friends, family or colleagues about cancer, how they can help, and what to do if they or a loved one is diagnosed
- Educate and inform yourself about the key issues around cancer
- Offer your help to translate marketing materials, in order to help and reach as many people as possible. If you can offer help translating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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