Today is World Cancer Day, a day to get as many people as possible to talk about a disease that 2 in every 5 Canadians will be diagnosed with in their lifetimes.
This year’s theme is “We Can. I Can.” and the idea behind it is everyone has a part to play in raising awareness about cancer and its devastating impact. World Cancer Day is a chance to come together and pledge how everyone – be it yourself, your group of loved ones, or as a collective community – can help reduce the burden of cancer.
At Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, our favourite from the list of suggested actions on World Cancer Day’s website is: “We can inspire action and take action.” It takes a community to drive real change, and part of that is sharing your cancer experience so lawmakers and government have a clear understanding of the significant burden of a brain cancer diagnosis. Today, why not use your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts to let the world know what it’s like to live with brain cancer and how it’s changed your life. Make sure you tag your messages with #WorldCancerDay and #WeCanICan to be part of this global awareness initiative. You could even see your Tweet end up as part of World Cancer Day’s live tweets map that shows messages from across the globe.
Let’s come together and make a difference in the fight against cancer!