World Cancer Day is held each year on the 4th of February and is a day dedicated to empowering individuals and communities worldwide to show support and create awareness of cancer in a positive way. The movement is led by the Union of International Cancer Control (UICC), who aim to dispel myths about cancer and improve international understanding of the disease.
World Cancer Day is celebrated across the globe because we know that only together, can we improve education and inspire action to tackle cancer. Ultimately, working towards a world where millions of cancer deaths are prevented, and life-saving research is equitable for all.
This year’s World Cancer Day theme, “Close the Care Gap”, is all about raising awareness of the equity gap that affects so many individuals and communities and costs the lives of those impacted by cancer. Income, education, geographical location, and discrimination based on ethnicity, age or lifestyle are just some of the many factors that can negatively affect ones’ cancer care.
There are hundreds of activities and events taking place across the world which you can engage in, both virtually and in-person, to support World Cancer Day. Here are some of the ways you can help:
At Australian Cancer Research Foundation, we are committed to our vision of one day reaching a world without cancer. We give scientists the technology, equipment, and infrastructure they need for pioneering research, because we know only brilliant ideas can tackle something as big as cancer.
By donating to ACRF this World Cancer Day, you are helping to fund the research that seeks to progress and transform the way we prevent, detect and treat ALL types of cancer.
Thank you for helping to back brilliant cancer research.