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World Cancer Day - Feb 4 2019

World Cancer Day - Feb 4 2019

Posted by ashcon on Feb 3, 2019 2:17 pm

World Cancer Day was born on the 4 February 2000 at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris. The Paris Charter aims to promote research, prevent cancer, improve patient services, raise awareness and mobilise the global community to make progress against cancer, and includes the adoption of World Cancer Day.

World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control, the largest and oldest international cancer organisation dedicated to taking the lead in convening, capacity building and advocacy initiatives that unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity, and integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda.


Visit https://www.worldcancerday.org/ for more information and to see activities going on around the world that you can get involved in.  ** See them lighting up Niagara Falls  !! **

 

Re: World Cancer Day - Feb 4 2019

Posted by ACH2015 on Feb 4, 2019 9:06 am

ashcon‍ 

What a better world it would be if everyone would advocated for change.

Uniting in bringing concerns to municipal, provincial, federal, national and world wide initiatives. These actions do make a huge difference toward promoting research, preventing cancer delivering
improved patient services, raising awareness and mobilizing the global community to make progress against cancer.

It is as simple as writing a letter, signing a petition, speaking at groups, making a donation, or meeting with the decision makers to deliver a message.

Knowledge is power. Putting your knowledge into action drives change.

Be an advocate.

ACH2015 - Andy.

Re: World Cancer Day - Feb 4 2019

Posted by ashcon on Feb 4, 2019 2:27 pm

Hi everyone,

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has organized landmark lightings across the country for World Cancer Day 2019.
These landmarks will shine orange and blue today, Feb 4th, to recognize the many ways “we can” come together to to show support, raise our collective voice, take personal action and press our governments to do more in the fight against cancer. 
Check out these locations of what will be "lit up" tonight.  

Vancouver:  Sail of Lights and Vancouver's Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza.  8pm to 11pm
Calgary:  Calgary Tower, 8pm to 11pm
Regina:  RCMP Heritage Centre, 8pm to 11pm
Winnipeg:  Winnipeg Sign at The Forks, 8pm to 11pm
Niagara Falls, including the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and through the Niagara Falls Illumination Board, 10pm to 10:15pm
Toronto: CN Tower, 8pm to 11pm
Halifax: City Hall, 8pm to 11pm
St John's NL, Confederation Building, 8pm to 11pm

Don't forget to watch the video included in this thread!