Cancer - we're all way too familiar with this scary word and have all been touched by this awful disease in one manner or another. But what exactly is it? Can it be prevented? What research and actions are being taken to treat and cure cancer?
The global health community has made great strides towards addressing cancer in the past decade. However, there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that this progress reaches low and lower middle income countries: more than 60% of the world’s total new annual cancer cases occur in Africa, Asia and Central and South America. These regions account for 70% of the world’s cancer deaths1.
'On Deck' for a Cause invites guests to donate and walk in noncompetitive shipboard 5k
SEATTLE, February 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- In honor of World Cancer Day, Feb. 4, Holland America Line is proud to announce that to date, the guests and employees of the company have raised more than $5 million for cancer support through "On Deck" programming that began in 2006. Currently the "On Deck" for a Cause program benefits six international cancer organizations located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom.
'On Deck’ Events on Every Cruise Raise Funds for the Global Fight Against Cancer
SEATTLE, February 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – In honor of World Cancer Day, which was February 4, Holland America Line is proud to announce that to date, the guests and employees of the company have raised more than $4.3 million for cancer support through “On Deck” programming that began in 2006. Currently, the “On Deck for a Cause” program benefits six international cancer organizations located in the United States, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Germany and United Kingdom.
Today’s guest blog, on World Cancer Day, comes from Lilly’s senior vice president and president of Lilly Oncology, Sue Mahony, Ph.D.
Imagine you’re a young woman who has just been diagnosed with cancer. Your mind rushes to the impact on your children, your husband. For them, you know you will fight to survive. You will request a second opinion. You will ask friends and co-workers for recommendations for the best oncologist. You will research online to find a premier cancer treatment facility. You will demand the best medicines available.
SEATTLE, Feb. 4, 2014 -- As a part of its ongoing cancer research fundraising and awareness program, Holland America Line will hold On Deck for a Cause events this week across its fleet of 15 ships in support of World Cancer Day. From Australia and Antarctica to the Indian Ocean and Caribbean, guests and crew around the world will gather on deck to make the walk amid glaciers, palm trees and the Panama Canal.
Brand’s Purple Roads initiative helps patients get to treatment
Social media users asked to purple their profiles to support Road to Recovery
DETROIT, January 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Chevrolet today announced it would donate $1 – up to a total of $1 million – for each Facebook and Twitter user who changes his or her profile to purple, the color of cancer survival, in time for World Cancer Day on Feb. 4.
Chevrolet’s Purple Roads initiative helps patients get to treatment
DETROIT, January 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Today Chevrolet announced it will donate $1 – up to a total of $1 million – for each Facebook and Twitter user who changes his or her profile to purple, the color of cancer survival, in time for World Cancer Day on Feb. 4.
There is hardly a family that has not had a brush with cancer. We all know someone who has been fighting cancer, survived, or died from the disease. As a result, we tend look at cancer through our personal experience and often lose sight of the big picture. That is why today, on World Cancer Day, the Union for International Cancer Control, which is organizing it, is focusing on dispelling myths about the disease. Myths that cancer is just a health issue, for example.