- 4 February 2021
- Local Media Releases
Today, 4 February, is World Cancer Day and it is a time to work together to help create a world without cancer - and the time to act is now! Cancer Council ACT is encouraging all of the ACT and regional community to think about World Cancer Day and how they as individuals and groups can work together to create a cancer free future.
Chief Executive Officer, Sandra Turner, says this year is more important than ever for everyone to do something for themselves and others to ensure collectively, that we can reduce the incidence and impact of cancer in the future.
“The last year has seen everyone more concerned than ever about their health and well-being and the COVID-19 pandemic has caused hesitation in many people who would normally go to their doctor about specific health concerns or for regular check-ups,” Ms Turner said.
“The World Cancer Day theme is ‘I Am and I Will’, so Cancer Council ACT is encouraging everyone to use this day as a great reminder to think about how they can do something positive to prevent a cancer diagnosis for themselves or someone else in the future.
“This may be to visit their GP for that overdue check-up, do their bowel or other screening test, or encourage someone they love to follow up on a health concern,” she said.
“On World Cancer Day we see a mix of commitment, from individuals making that long-delayed doctor’s appointment, to local researchers reaffirming their passion to ease the burden of cancer, to people raising funds to assist Cancer Council to continue to provide information, support and prevention education to the community,” said Ms Turner.
Everyone can contribute in their own way towards a cancer free future. What will you do on World Cancer Day?
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