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World Cancer Day 2013: How To Get Involved

Posted on February 3, 2013, 2:00 PM
World Cancer Day 2013: How To Get Involved
World Cancer Day 2013: How To Get Involved

Today is World Cancer Day. A day when people across the globe unite to take a stand against a disease that’s affected us all – mothers, fathers, friends, grandparents, and, heartbreakingly, even our children.
 
Here are some ways YOU can get involved this World Cancer Day (or any day of the year).

-Download an “I Stand Up For” placard in a variety of languages to show the world who you stand up for online, in your office, or at home.

-Honor a survivor, someone you’ve lost, or even yourself by launching a star in the SU2C Constellation. You’ll create a place where friends and family can always leave their messages of support, tributes, and celebration.

-Learn about the cutting-edge cancer research that SU2C funds. And, if you’re able, support it by donating. As always, 100% of public donations will go directly to research. 

-Get active with Team SU2C. Simply pick any race in your community through which you’d like to raise funds for cancer research. Whether you’re walking a 5K, biking in a century race, or running a marathon for Team SU2C, your involvement enables collaboration among the best and the brightest in the cancer research community. And now, Stand Up To Cancer is included in the Charity Miles mobile application! To learn more about this free app and how you can support SU2C for every mile you run, walk or bike, click here: www.charitymiles.org.

-Reduce your risk for cancer by avoiding tobacco, cutting back on alcohol use, avoiding excessive exposure to the sun and tanning beds, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, maintaining a healthy weight, and being physically active. Additionally, research shows that screening for cervical, breast, and colorectal cancers helps prevent these diseases by finding precancerous lesions so they can be treated before they become cancerous. Lastly, vaccines also help reduce cancer risk. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine helps prevent most cervical cancers and many vaginal, vulvar, and anal cancers, and the hepatitis B vaccine can help reduce liver cancer risk.

-Tell someone currently going through cancer that you love them. It’s through love, passion, and an unflinching commitment to cutting-edge science that, one day, we’ll triumph over this disease.

Stand Up To Cancer.

 


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Comments

Posted by Andrea Youssef | February 04, 2013 6:34 PM

Thank you for all that you do. I Stand Up for my 3 year-old son who is fighting a rare childhood cancer called PPB- Pleuropulmonary Blastoma.

Posted by Daniel | February 04, 2013 9:34 PM

I stand for everyone who has ever been touched by cancer, especially my dad, uncle, and grandfather.

Posted by Debbie Herod | February 05, 2013 7:00 AM

Yesterday on World Cancer Day 2013- I lost another friend to CANCER. I plea to please FIND THE CURE. I have lost many to this horrible disease. Today I will be STANDING UP TO CANCER and posting a message on Facebook to encourage, smokers to quit, live a healthy life and I myself am going to change things in my life to get healthy. I would also like to tell of a story of a four month old Gabriella of a friend of ours- she was diagnosed, treated with Chemo and last week parents were told she was now FREE OF CANCER. At 4 months, challenged, treated and CURED- THANK YOU.

Posted by kim | February 11, 2013 10:37 AM

i stand up for pam, love you

Posted by kim | February 11, 2013 12:48 PM

I stand up for my Daddy, my Granddaddy and all my friends who have or have had this horrible hateful disease!

Posted by Sandra | February 15, 2013 9:56 AM

I Stand for Mothers Joyfully seeing their children growing up; living healthy lives!
In memory of my son Carlo Sancrica, San Francisco, CA 1982-1991

I Stand for the health of all human beings enjoying loving each other; kissing and making love having peace of mind.

HPV Throat Cancer and Vaginal Cancer, an awareness that is urgent to SHARE with everyone! 

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/HPV

February 2013, I am going through having my husband being diagnosed with HPV Throat Cancer.
Keep yourself informed and informed others. Support this organization and the work of many under the leadership of Pamela Tom. Thank You!

Posted by Deanna | March 06, 2013 4:12 PM

Why do we not see media of World Cancer Day?  Was it Feb. 3?
We need the research needs addressed more by the media and the government.  We apparently fought the “War on Cancer” in the 1970s and lost - and are still loosing far too many people every day to the horrible disease.
Why don’t we all send a postcard or a letter with a victim’s picture to our representatives during the month of May and give them some real faces to look at that are fighting for their lives, or have lost their life to this disease.  It would be overwhelming for them to get all those cards! 
I believe we are getting closer to a cure, but probably not in time to save my life.  We need the cure, but even more the prevention!

Posted by victoria ngonadi | October 13, 2013 12:16 AM

I stand for my selfless mummy,who passed on with IBC at age 55

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