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World Cancer Day falls on February the 4th each year. It aims to draw attention to the effect cancer has on the lives of millions around the world. Around 7 million people die each year from the different types of cancer. Eleven million new cases are reported annually. World Cancer Day started in 2005 as part of the World Cancer Campaign. It followed the World Summit Against Cancer in the New Millennium, which took place in 2000. Many international organizations hold awareness campaigns and fundraising events on this day. In particular, the World Health Organization and the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) are very active. In 2008, the UICC promoted the “I love my smoke-free childhood year” against passive smoking.

Project:

POSTER: Make your own poster about World Cancer Day. Write about will happen on this day around the world.

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USA - Laura Howell & Lynn Sykes