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Students “extend love and care”
Over 500 mastectomy pillows were hand-sewn by students of the Children’s International School and American International School in a show of support to breast cancer survivors. Received on behalf of breast cancer survivors in Nigeria by Run For a Cure Africa at a special World Cancer Day event, the pillows will be distributed to teaching hospitals throughout the country.
Jamaica gets moving
In the Caribbean island nation, the Jamaica Moves campaign – a coordinated response from the Health Ministry and its partners to get more people active – used World Cancer Day to help the nation focus on their health. The activities brought together the whole community to learn more about cancer, to access free health tests, and to participate in physical activity challenges – including a dance-off.
Epic 250km motor rally from Kathmandu raises awareness
An incredible motor rally stretching the 250km from Kathmandu to Pokhara organised by the Nepal Cancer Relief Society took place for the first time, with drivers and cars displaying cancer awareness slogans and messages in an effort to raise cancer awareness.
Thousands take part in ‘Hair for Hope: Be the Hope'
A hair donation campaign “Hair for Hope. Be the Hope” along with a fun run and cycling fundraiser organised by the Indonesian Cancer Foundation for World Cancer Day attracted over 2,000 participants to raise much needed funds and awareness. The Foundation also delivered workshops on healthy lifestyles, early detection, and risk factors for medical doctors.
Candles light up the steps of Parliament
The steps of Belgian’s Federal Parliament building were ablaze in candles lit by cancer suvivors and cancer researchers to honour individuals living with cancer and those who have passed from the disease. National cancer society, Fondation Contre le Cancer also used World Cancer Day as an occasion to urge the government to increase investment in cancer research and submitted a memorandum to all political parties which highlighted six key recommendations to boost efforts in national cancer control.