What Can You Do For #WorldCancerDay?

by GregP_WN

World Cancer Day is February 4th, 2016. A truly global event taking place every year on February 4th, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer.                    World Cancer Day

It aims 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.

Wcd2016 Objective

World Cancer Day was established by the Paris Charter adopted at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millenium in Paris on  February 4th, 2000. This Charter aimed at the promotion of the research for curing as well as preventing the disease, upgrading the provided services to the patients, the sensitisation of the common opinion and the mobilisation of the global community against cancer.

In its article 10, the Charter established that February 4th would therefore, be World Cancer Day so that the Charter of Paris would remain in the hearts and minds of people around the world.

Why is World Cancer Day Important?

* Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die prematurely (aged 30 to 69 years)

* World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread the word and raise the profile of cancer in people’s minds and in the world’s media

What can you do to help spread general awareness for cancer? On this one day of the year, millions of people worldwide will participate in a Social Media Campaign to make sure that cancer and its effects are fresh on the minds of those who are in a position to do something about it. Take a look at the World Cancer Day video "We Can - I Can" and pick out a couple things that fit you, let's all be a part.

Here are some suggestions of ways to participate on Twitter, Facebook and WhatNext

Join the 'Talking Hands' activity
The ‘Talking Hands’ social media campaign is an entertaining and easy way to get involved in World Cancer Day, to show your support to the fight against cancer and increase the global impact of the Day.

It is as simple as this:                                                                                  Wcd2016 Talking Hands Step By Step Image

When you take the picture of your message on your hands, please post them on the WhatNext Pinboard, we will share all of them across all of our Social Channels. 

When posting your pictures on Social Media be sure and add the hashtags #WorldCancerDay and #WeCanICan

Here are some fact sheets, World Cancer Day logos, suggested Social Media suggested posts, and more that you can use provided by the World Cancer Day Website

Let's all be just a little part of an event that will be huge, and hopefully help make a difference. One person cannot cure the disease, but every person can play a part to make a difference. 

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