World Cancer Day is marked on February 4 with an aim to unite the world’s population in the fight against cancer, its treatment and to encourage methods of prevention. The primary goal of World Cancer Day is to reduce the illness and related death by 2020. The day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).
Various programs and events will be held across the globe on World Cancer Day 2018 to raise awareness about it. One of the initiatives run to help those with cancer is #NoHairSelfie, it is a global movement that encourages “hairtcipants” to shave their heads as a symbol of courage for those undergoing the treatment. One can either opt to physically shave heads or virtually showcase it and share it on social media.
The theme for the world cancer day 2016-2018 is “We Can. I Can”. “World Cancer Day will how everyone as a collective or as individuals can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer. It is any chance to reflect on what you can do, make a pledge and take action, Whatever you choose to do “We Can. I Can” make a difference to the fight against cancer.”