World Cancer Day 2020: #IAmAndIWill
Created in 2000, the World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the largest and oldest international cancer organisation committed to taking the lead in uniting the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden. Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre is a member of the UICC since 2006 and has been taking an active part in various campaigns of UICC to make a lasting and positive change against cancer in Pakistan.
2020 marks the midway point of the 3-year ‘I Am and I Will’ campaign. ‘I Am and I Will’ is an empowering call-to-action urging for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action taken now to impact the future. On this February 4, 2020 whoever you are, your actions – big and small -will make lasting, positive change so ask yourself who you are and how you can support the cause of fighting cancer.
Use Your Voice
Start a conversation about cancer with your friends and family and help break the taboo around a cancer diagnosis. Write or record a message on your website, newsletter or social media and pledge to support the cause on this day and use #WorldCancerDay, #IAmAndIWill, #SKMCH
Join us on this day for a world less burdened by cancer and Sponsor a Cancer Patient in Pakistan. Your donation will help us in creating equity in providing cancer care services to all our cancer patients, irrespective of their ability to pay. Our Sponsor-a-Cancer Patient Programme allows you to assume direct responsibility for the treatment of one or more named cancer patients. To sponsor a cancer patient, please fill in the required information at http://bit.ly/2QButUA or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shaukat Khanum Hospital has setup the world’s biggest Online Donation Box. Now you do not need to go to a donation box, our online donation box will come to you. Donate through your credit card and pass the Shaukat Khanum Online Donation Box to your friends all over the world. Follow the link: http://shaukatkhanum.org.pk/online-donation-box/
If you are well connected in your local community, we invite you to organize a Shaukat Khanum Networking or Fundraising event for your friends and community members and become a part of our mission of fighting cancer, from anywhere in the world! Contact us at email@example.com.
Give Your Time
You can volunteer at our events and activities for raising awareness and funds to help fight cancer. If you can commit your time regularly for a year, sign up as a student ambassador (if you are enrolled in college/university) or as an institution ambassador (if you are employed at a corporate) from any city in the world.
The only source of blood is healthy volunteer donors. As cancer patients need blood transfusions during their treatment, at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Lahore and Peshawar, we need more than 65 bags of blood and blood components every day. One bag of blood can save more than one life and on this day, you can pledge to donate blood regularly at our Hospitals by signing up online.
Act now and make a personal commitment to take positive action against cancer. We believe that we can reduce
the number of premature deaths from cancer and non-communicable diseases by one third by 2030 if we all take
action today. Join us on this day to speak out and stand up for a world less burdened by cancer.
Watch an exclusive message by Dr. Muhammed Aasim Yusuf, Chief Medical Officer of SKMCH&RC, on “What’s the bravest thing we can do about cancer?” as individuals, as a society and as representatives of the state.