Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 4.32.33 PMDid you know that 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime? That means all of us will be affected by cancer whether it be personally or via a friend or family member. Cancer touches everyone, giving even more reason to raise awareness and education about the disease and take action.

Wednesday, February 4 is World Cancer Day – a day that highlights the positive and proactive solutions to fighting cancer that are within our reach. The four pronged campaign focuses on choosing healthy lives, delivering early detection, achieving treatment for all and maximizing quality of life.

World Cancer Day 2015 rallies around the notion that cancer is not beyond us. On governmental, community and individual levels we can mobilize solutions that create a catalyst for positive change in fighting cancer. It is not just any day, but an important day to mark on your advocacy calendar because cancer is a global epidemic that is set to rise. Currently each year 8.2 million people die from cancer of which 4 million people die prematurely between the ages of 30 and 69.

The Union for International Cancer Control (IUCC), the founder of World Cancer Day, urges individuals, communities and governments globally to use these numbers as an opportunity and motivation for implementing what we know about prevention, detection, treatment and care to impact the fight against cancer for the better. Learn more about how you can get involved and make a difference on World Cancer Day here.

Start the conversation! Engage different community members in your city to raise awareness about cancer. Keep the conversation going by urging friends, family, acquaintances and even strangers to register for 24 Foundation, where they can be a part of the positive and proactive changes we are making through funding patient navigation and patient-centered services at LIVESTRONG and local beneficiaries.

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