World Cancer Day 2016

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“World Cancer Day is very significant for us as we convey to the world our message of Commitment, Love, Strength and Hope to prevent and cure cancer, and relieve the pain when the battle is lost not before fighting it very hard.” — Manuel Maldonado Rodriguez, Liga Contra el Cáncer, Honduras

World Cancer Day takes place every year on February 4. It is a global day uniting people around the world in the fight against cancer. Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer every year, 4 million of those people die prematurely (aged 30 to 69). Cancer effects many people in all different ways. Whether it’s losing a loved one to cancer, watching a coworker or friend battle the disease or fighting it yourself, most likely each one of us will feel the impact of this horrible disease at some point in our life, and the time to act is now.

“On World Cancer Day, we have an opportunity to collectively examine cancer control strategies to identify winning formulas that will accelerate progress. The goal for all of us is to ensure fewer people develop cancer, more people are successfully treated and that there is a better quality of life for people during treatment and beyond.” — Heather Bryant, VP, Cancer Control, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Today is a day we come together to spread awareness and support the mission to find a cure, to inspire a sense of hope and encourage those in the battle. We can contribute to the fight against cancer by joining the campaign #WeCanICan. We can commit to making healthy choices, getting physically fit, kicking out bad health habits and being an inspiration to those around us. Together we can make a difference.

Watch this year’s video below and learn more about the ways you can get involved at worldcancerday.org. #WorldCancerDay #WeCanICan