Cancer is a global epidemic with a staggering 14 million diagnosed and 8.2 million deaths around the world each year. Cancer does not discriminate, it affects people of all race, social class, gender, age, size and shape. That is why today – February 4 – has been designated World Cancer Day: a day to unite the world’s population in the fight against cancer.
World Cancer Day gives the world the opportunity to spread awareness of cancer on a global scale. This day aims to prevent millions of death each year by raising awareness and education about cancer and early detection. By encouraging individuals, groups, government and the media to take action, we get the world talking about cancer.
This year’s World Cancer Days Tagline is “We Can, I Can” and stresses how everyone either, as a collection or as individuals, can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer. “We Can, I Can” reminds us that all people have the power to take action to reduce cancer’s impact on individuals, families and communities.
World Cancer Day gives us a chance to reflect on what you can do to take action either as a group or individual. This initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) gives us ways that We Can, I Can get involved to help.
- Inspire action & Take action
- Prevent Cancer
- Create Healthy Environments
- Improve access to cancer care
- Build a quality cancer workforce
- Mobilize out networks to drive progress
- Shape policy Change
- Make the case for Investing in care control
- Work together for increased impact
- Make Healthy Lifestyle choices
- Understand that early detection saves lives
- Ask for support
- Support others
- Take control of my cancer journey
- Love and be loved
- Be myself
- Return to work
- Share my Story
- Speak out
The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is committed to providing help, hope, and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families by contributing financial and emotional support when it’s needed most.
Help us take action in the global fight against cancer by making a donation to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation today in honor of World Cancer Day!
A contribution of any amount helps us meet the financial and emotional needs of cancer patients and their families in addition to funding pediatric brain cancer research. Contact us for more info or visit our donation page to make a contribution.
– Jen & Joe Andruzzi