Date: 4 February 2019
Each year on 4 February, World Cancer Day empowers communities and individuals across the world to show support, raise our collective voice, take personal action and press our governments to do more.
Cancer is a critical health and human issue. Today, 9.6 million people each year will die from cancer. Making it the second-most deadly disease. Yet, at least one third of cancers can be prevented.
This gives us all every reason to act.
Campaign theme 2019 - 2021: I am and I will
You are the hero of this story. Whoever you are, you have the power to reduce the impact of cancer for yourself, the people you love and for the world. Only when we have commitment, can we take action and accelerate progress.
It’s time to make a personal commitment.
Our time to act is now.
Follow this link and create a personal poster or social image of how you intend to make a difference and upload it to OFM’s social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram). You can also send it through on Whatsapp to 084 222 9497 (data rates apply).
Furthermore we’re inviting all our listeners to share a short video of what you’re doing to make a difference. Tell us who you are and what you are doing. Send it through on Whatsapp to 084 222 9497 (data rates apply).
World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control, the largest and oldest international cancer organisation committed to taking the lead in uniting the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity, and integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda.