A sobering thought, what do you think? Today is World Cancer Day. This day has been…
“organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and celebrated each year on 4 February, is an opportunity to rally the international community to end the injustice of preventable suffering from cancer.”UICC
Having faced cancer myself I want to raise awareness for the work that is offered to those enduring cancer and the work being done to cure cancer. No-one wants to be sick. No-one wants to suffer with cancer or watch someone else struggling with cancer. For a long time it was a taboo topic, not talked about. And it is a horrible ordeal that people still would rather ignore. We all know that many die of cancer. We can support each other.
I love UICC’s message for this year:
“This year is a reminder of the enduring power of cooperation and collective action. When we choose to come together, we can achieve what we all wish for: a healthier, brighter world without cancer. Together, all of our actions matter. This World Cancer Day, who are you and what will you do?”UICC
Here is a short video. You can watch this lovely short “I am and I will” message from them here:
We can support others with cancer or their family members. We all have something to offer: skills, money or time. What we need is empathy and willingness.
I am grateful I am alive. I encourage you to remember their message “I am and I will – the enduring power of cooperation and collective action.” We can put this message into practice in our daily lives.
Take care, be back soon.