World Cancer Day
"I can and I will." ~ 2019 World Cancer Day Theme
This year's World Cancer Day's theme, 'I Am and I Will', is all about you and your commitment to act. We believe that through our positive actions, together we can reach the target of reducing the number of premature deaths from cancer and noncommunicable diseases by one third by 2030.
World Cancer Day every 4 February is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). By raising worldwide awareness, improving education and catalysing personal, collective and government action, we're working together to reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is equal for all - no matter who you are or where you live.
Notes from the register:
Robert Paterson and Keri Campbell designed this tartan to offer encouragement, acknowledgement and hope to the warriors and warrior supporters in their battle against cancers of all types. The threads woven in the tartan represent roots of strength and a celebration of life. Colours: blue represents strength; yellow represents the daffodil symbol of cancer societies worldwide, optimism and energy; white represents hope and faith; red represents love; green, the colour of life represents healing; the thin black lines represent dignity and consideration for all individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by cancer.
For a list of the support associations linked to coloured ribbons, click the ribbons!