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World Cancer Day
February 4, 2023
Cayman Islands Cancer Society Celebrates World Cancer Day
World Cancer day held every 4 February is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). By catalyzing personal, collective, and government action, we are working together to reimagine a world where millions of cancer deaths are prevented. This is done by raising awareness worldwide and improving education by spreading lifesaving information and providing access to cancer treatment and care that is equitable for all; no matter who you are or where you live. Created in 2000, World Cancer Day has grown into a positive movement for everyone all over the globe to unite under one voice to face one of our greatest challenges in history.
This year’s theme Close the Care Gap is all about celebrating progress in its many forms to enable people to receive the care they need and deserve. This is the second year with this theme in understanding the inequities in cancer care and taking actions necessary to remedy them.
The Cayman Islands Cancer Society encourages schools, businesses, and churches to raise funds throughout the whole month of February. In the last four years the cancer society has provided over $1 million in financial aid to cancer patients in our community. Our organization will also be celebrating its 28th anniversary this year, we would appreciate your support in helping us help others.
Cancer is usually associated with the pink ribbons, however those specifically represent breast cancer. Lavender is the official color for awareness of all cancers. In this month of February, there will be various lavender themed fundraising efforts such as; Dress Down Day in office, changing at least one lightbulb to lavender, or buying lavender drinks at participating bars and restaurants. Camana Bay will also be lighting up lavender and carnations will be for sale at Camana Bay Fosters on Friday 3 February, all proceeds go towards CICS financial aid programs.
Download more information about World Cancer Day and how you can get involved