February 4th is World Cancer Day
World Cancer Day is an annual global event taking place every year on 4 February that unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer. Its goal is to save millions of preventable deaths each year.
On this day and throughout the month of February, the month of love, hundreds of cities and organizations around the world link together as one under the sole purpose of raising awareness and education about the disease and pressing governments to take action.
The theme for Cancer Day this year until 2018 is “We Can, I Can,” highlighting how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.
Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die prematurely (aged 30 to 69 years).
World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread the word and raise the profile of cancer in people’s minds.
We encourage you to visit the World Cancer Day website and check out the local events in your area.