What is World Cancer Day?
On February 4th every year, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer.
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.
Why is World Cancer Day Important?
Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which 4 million die prematurely (aged 30 to 69 years). There are around 280,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer each year and it is the 7th biggest cancer killer (5th in the UK).
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. The ‘We can. I can.’ campaign explores how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.
Help Raise Awareness of Pancreatic Cancer on World Cancer Day!
Share on social media
Raise awareness by sharing your own personal experience with pancreatic cancer on social media or share one of our posts below and link to our website www.pancreaticcanceraction.org.
You can also raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease by sharing our new symptoms song and animation from YouTube.
Join the thunderclap
Thunderclap is a tool that facilitates the mass dissemination of messages via Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr by simultaneously posting to the accounts of those who support the campaign. This is a great way to give the campaign visibility and increase the chances of people talking about the day on social media.
Click here to join the thunderclap.
Hold an awareness stand or day
A great way to help us raise awareness is to set up an awareness stand and distribute our information. Read our how community rep Zoe Hall sets up her stand. If you don’t fancy setting up a whole stand you can always leave some leaflets in your local shops or in the lobby of your workplace. You can order free information here or e-mail [email protected]
Buy a badge
Help spread the word on the 4th of February by wearing a Pancreatic Cancer Action badge, t-shirt or hoodie. Click here to visit our shop.
Organise a fundraiser
Whether you organise a big event, a school or office mufti or a cake sale, it all helps make a difference. For ideas on what you can do and for fundraising materials visit our fundraising section or e-mail [email protected] for any other queries.
You can donate online here or text donate PANC22 £5 to 70070.
For more information on World Cancer Day you can visit the website: www.worldcancerday.org