World Cancer Day 2018
Today marks World Cancer Day, a day to raise awareness for one of the biggest killers across the globe. Worldwide, 8.8 million people die from a form of cancer every year, that’s more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Cancer is a disease that affects almost every person in one way or another, yet the number of cases diagnosed each year continues to increase. It is predicted by 2030 that the number of people killed by cancer will rise to 13.2 million a year.
What is World Cancer Day?
World Cancer Day was established by the Paris Charter and adopted at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris on 4 February 2000. Since then it has been recognised on 4 February each year encouraging the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.
The aim of World Cancer Day is to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action.
We can. I can.
As a leading supplier of medical staff in both the United Kingdom and internationally, we are proud of the incredible work our nurses and doctors do every day to help those suffering with cancer.
The tagline for this year’s campaign is ‘We can. I can.’, this is to encourage and explore how everyone – either as a collective or as individuals – can contribute to this year’s campaign and do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer. More than one third of cancers are preventable by changes in lifestyle, so by spreading the word, we can help make a difference in preventing thousands of deaths worldwide.
Want to get involved?
If you’d like to get involved with this year’s campaign, send us a selfie with your ‘Sign for Change’. Download your WCD 2018 Sign for Change template here and send them though to us via our Facebook accounts.