Thursday, February 4, 2021 is World Cancer Day. This day is aimed to save millions of people from preventable cancer deaths through education, awareness, and engaging with government officials to act against this horrible disease.
This global day of unity is led by the Union forInter national Cancer Control (UICC). Since 2000, World Cancer Day has grown into a global movement. Every year hundreds of events and activities take place in communities, schools, businesses, and places of worship to bring awareness to the impact cancer has on so many lives.
This year’s theme for World Cancer Day is ‘I Am and I Will.’ This surrounds the thoughts you have and your commitment to act. If everyone acts, we can reduce the number of premature deaths by one third by the year 2030. More than one third of cancer cases can be prevented and cured if identified early enough and treated properly.
By creating awareness on prevention, early detection, and treatment, we can save up to 3.7 million lives every year. While we know that not all cancer is preventable, we do know that various types can be prevented through lifestyle choices. According to the World Health Organization, at least one third of common cancers are preventable through a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and being physically active.
Get personal. Light up the World. Spread the word and Join in on the action. Visit worldcancerday.org for more information.