The 4th February each year is World Cancer Day (WCD). The 3 year theme, “We Can. I Can” concludes in 2018, with the focus being on “inspiring healthy communities”.
“We can. I can” explores how everyone – together and individually – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer. The campaign outlines actions that communities and individuals can take to save lives by achieving greater equity in cancer care and making fighting cancer a priority at the highest political levels.
World Cancer Day aims to save lives by raising awareness and educating the population about cancer. The day also serves to pressure governments and individuals to take action in order to prevent, treat and control cancers. Cancer is a heterogeneous group of diseases that result from abnormal cell growth and have the potential to spread to other parts of the body.
On February 4, 2000, World Cancer Day was officially established by the Paris Charter at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris. The Paris Charter sought to promote research for a cure, prevention, services for patients and support from the global community.
Just as cancer affects everyone in different ways, all people have the power to take various actions to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities.
World Cancer Day is a chance to reflect on what you can do, make a pledge and take action. Whatever you choose to do ‘We can. I can.’ make a difference to the fight against cancer.
Cancer is a disease that knows no boundaries and has, or will,
affect us all either directly or indirectly during our lifetime.
the STUDIO NYC
Published on Apr 1, 2016
Scarlett is a short film depicting the inner struggle of a girl who lost a leg to Ewing Sarcoma, a bone cancer that occurs in mostly children. Amputation takes as much of an emotional toll as a physical one – especially for a child. We believe in the power of entertainment media to empower children through storytelling and role models. Visibility in media offers these children hope and a sense of belonging at a critical time where they may feel isolated by their medical condition.
A short film based on a true story that inspired a foundation.
Actions taken by every person, organisation and government will help reduce the burden of cancer to achieve the goal of a 25% reduction in premature deaths from NCDs by 2025.
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, responsible for 8.8 million deaths per year.
However, we know that more than one third of these deaths are preventable, and if detected early enough, many cancers are curable.
Until cancer awareness is improved globally and actions are taken to prevent and treat the
disease, millions of people around the world will die unnecessarily every year.
We must act now because the global cancer epidemic is enormous and set to rise. It is predicted to increase from 14.1 million in 2012 to 19.3 million cases per year in 2025.
Do YOUR bit by supporting Cancer Organisations such as the Little Fighters Cancer Trust (LFCT), and by lobbying Government for better support and care for individuals with cancer, including Childhood Cancer.