Marking World Cancer Day 2023 "I am and I will"

World Cancer Day, held annually on February 4th, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness about cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

The theme for World Cancer Day 2023 is "I am and I will". The purpose of this theme is to empower individuals and communities to take action and make a personal commitment to reducing the impact of cancer.

Here are ten things you can do on World Cancer Day:

  1. Educate yourself and others about cancer, its causes, and ways to reduce the risk of getting it.
  2. Show support for those affected by cancer by participating in local events or through social media.
  3. Donate to cancer research organizations or fundraising initiatives for cancer treatment.
  4. Advocate for better cancer policies and support systems in your community.
  5. Commit to leading a healthy lifestyle by maintaining a balanced diet, staying physically active, and avoiding harmful habits like smoking.
  6. Participate in a cancer walk, run, or other fundraising event in your community.
  7. Get screened for cancer, especially if you are at higher risk.
  8. Encourage friends and family to do the same and get screened for cancer.
  9. Volunteer at a local cancer center or support group for those affected by cancer.
  10. Share your story or the story of someone you know affected by cancer to raise awareness and inspire others to take action.

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