How to show your support on World Cancer Day 2023

World Cancer Day takes place every year on February 4, as people come together to raise awareness, support those with cancer and celebrate positive medical progress that is being made.  

The theme ‘Close The Care Gap’ will continue on from last year to highlight the urgent need for equal access to cancer treatment and services across the globe. 

In this blog, we provide a quick overview of this important day and how you can get involved. 

When is World Cancer Day?

World Cancer Day is celebrated every year on February 4, and has been running since the year 2000. 

Key aims? 

  • To raise worldwide awareness 
  • Improve education
  • Inspire action
  • Make sure care is equitable for all 

How can I show my support?


Put posters up around your practice to raise awareness for World Cancer Day – you can access the relevant materials here

Make a donation

If you’re fortunate enough to have money you can afford to donate, follow this link

Run 5K

This one might not be for everyone, but if you’re an avid runner or want to set yourself a challenge why not give it a try? Share your progress on social media and tag 5 friends to get involved. 

Educate yourself and others

Learn more about the equity gap and what it means for those affected by cancer around the world. Share your learnings with colleagues, patients and friends where you can so they can also help towards making positive change. This guide is a good place to start. 

Write to your local government 

Ask your local government representatives to close the care gap by writing to them

Via social media 

Raise awareness for World Cancer Day by using the hashtags #CloseTheCareGap and #WorldCancerDay on your social media platforms. 

Get creative!

Plan and register an event of your choice to spark conversation and get as many people involved as you can!

Amaré Health stands in support of World Cancer Day and we look forward to a future where everyone has equal access to life-saving treatment, regardless of where they live in the world. 

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