World Cancer Awareness Day is an international day globally celebrated every Year on 4th February. WCD is the one singular initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to unite people of the world in the fight against the epidemic Cancer globally. The aim of World Cancer Awareness Day (WCD) is to save the preventable deaths yearly by raising the awareness about cancer. Because in 2018 an estimated 9.5 million cancer patients were expected to die worldwide-about 26000 deaths per day. That’s really unacceptable that Deaths from epidemic cancer are projected to reach over 13 million by 2030 worldwide according to the current rate. We must take action to reduce the burden of cancer by raising awareness and education among people.
World Cancer Awareness Day Celebration
World Cancer Awareness Day (WCD) is celebrated by communities around the world. They arrange different ways to promote the WCD on 4th February by holding festivals, seminars, campaigns, walks and many other events to teach people how to fight against cancer. From this worldwide WCD event, people learn to fight cancer through early detection, through changing their diet plan and physical activities, by skipping smoking, and by urging governmental authorities to give cancer issues a priority.
When World Cancer Day Is Observed?
This Year, in 2020 World Cancer Day is observed worldwide. Here is the date and time of this event:
Theme 2020: I Am And I Will
Event Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Event Time: 12:AM – 11:59PM
Observed By: UN Members
Also Called: WCD
Organized By: UICC
Celebrated By: Worldwide
What Is The Theme Of World Cancer Day 2020?
The 2019-2021 campaign theme is “I Am And I Will”. The basic purpose of the 2020 theme “I am and I will” is to counter the negative attitude that nothing can be done against the epidemic cancer and to promote that how our personal actions can be helpful to prevent deaths caused by cancer. Each year, over 900 activities are taking place in more than 100 different countries and at least 60 governments officially observe the National Cancer Day every year.