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World Cancer Day 2019

World Cancer Day 2019

February 4 is World Cancer Day! Sponsored by the Union for International Cancer Control, World Cancer Day is a global initiative to raise awareness, encourage prevention, and fight for greater access to life-saving diagnostic tools and cancer treatments around the world. This year’s theme is #IAmAndIWill, encouraging a personal commitment to accelerate progress and reduce the impact of cancer all around you.

Our community joins the conversation

We asked our advocates and our team to share what #IAmAndIWill means to them. Advocates Donna Fernandez (left) and Alisa Brenes (right)

Donna was diagnosed in 2012 with Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. To read more about Donna and check out her articles, click here! Alisa was diagnosed with Stage III lung cancer over 18 years ago. To learn more about Alisa and read her articles, click here!

Jill Feldman: I am living with lung cancer for 10 years because of advancements in research. I will continue to advocate for lung cancer research so more people have the opportunity I have; to live to raise their children.” Read more about Jill’s story here!

Health Union Oncology Site Leads

Health Union Oncology Site Leads: (top) Margot, Shayna, Pam, Anthony, Marcia, Nina, Alina (bottom) Bridget, Sarah

Get involved

Share your experience as a patient, caregiver, or advocate.

Pass on what you’ve learned with the community or ask your own question.

Get or give support in our forums.

Spread the word on social media

Use the hashtag #IAmAndIWill and #WorldCancerDay in your posts about World Cancer Day!