Today, February 4, is World Cancer Day. The target of the day is to Debunk the Myths surrounding cancer.
World Cancer day started a few years back. They presented signatures to the United Nations in 2011 with the goal by 2025 of:
There will be major reductions in premature deaths from cancer, and improvements in quality of life and cancer survival rates.
I like their way of thinking. They set up a list of targets and this year is to Debunk the Myths. You can go to their website and see more details on the myths and their other targets.
To show your support for this day, if you had cancer you are supposed to wear purple. Hmmm.... Isn't that labelling? I hate labels. I am not the S-word. But I want to show my support.
Today I am taking a family member to chemotherapy so will be hanging out in the oncology department. How much purple will be there?
My compromise is a purple patterned shirt and purple undergarments. Am I a weenie? I'm not sure. I just hate the labels.
I digress. Today is World Cancer Day. Show your support by learning more about it and seeing what you can do to help.