World Cancer Day

February 4, 2015

Quote

"Never lose hope, You don't know what tomorrow might bring." -- Unknown

Background

World Cancer day is lead by International Cancer Control (UICC) which was founded in 1933. It takes place around the world and aims to raise awareness.

Statistics

1 in every 235 children will be diagnosed with cancer before they are 20.

30% of cancer is because of smoking.

There are over 100 types of cancer.

Cancer is the second most common death in the U.S. (1 in every 4 deaths)

The risk for getting cancer increases with age.

World Cancer Day

Wednesday, Feb. 4th, 9pm

Toronto, Canada

A full day of awareness and public engagement events along with an innovative digital engagement campaign.

Wednesday, Feb. 4th, 9pm

Tasmania, Australia

Cancer Council Tasmania will be marking World Cancer Day by holding a morning tea and information session on the 4th February at the Cancer Support Centre in Launceston.

Wednesday, Feb. 4th, 9pm

Canada

An event will take place where attendees will be able to hear storytellers, cancer experts, a leading social marketer, university student leaders, a filmmaker and other inspiring community leaders share ideas about taking control of cancer.
Chase's Childhood Cancer Story