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World Cancer Day 2019: What It Is and How You Can Get Involved - Now and All Year Long

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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?

February 4 & 15: World Cancer Days

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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.

What Governments Can Do to Address Cancer

By Dr. Kelly Henning, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Public Health team
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Originally posted on Bloomberg Philanthropies

Message from Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Health Program on World Cancer Day

Holland America Line Reaches Milestone of $5 Million Donated to Cancer Support Through 'On Deck' Programming

'On Deck' for a Cause invites guests to donate and walk in noncompetitive shipboard 5k
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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.  

Holland America Line Tops $4.3 Million Donated for Cancer Support

'On Deck’ Events on Every Cruise Raise Funds for the Global Fight Against Cancer
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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.

Lilly: Fight for Your Life, No Matter Where You Live

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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.

Holland America Line Honors World Cancer Day With On Deck For A Cause Fundraising Walks

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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.

Chevrolet Stands Strong with the American Cancer Society

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  • 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 Stands Strong with the American Cancer Society

Chevrolet’s Purple Roads initiative helps patients get to treatment
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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.

Cancer – Did You Know?: World Cancer Day Takes on Myths About Cancer

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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.

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