Monthly Digest – February 2021

The rundown for events related to cancer in the month of February (2021)

By Kate Dilligan | 10/02/2021

Table of Contents

    Month Long

    National Cancer Prevention Month

    February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Check out our Seven Steps to Prevent Cancer, download A Guide to Preventing Cancer, and review the other resources on our website.

    Retrieved from [Prevent Cancer Foundation – Cancer Prevention Month]

    Specific Dates

    February 4 – World Cancer Day

    Never underestimate the power of cooperation and collective action to save lives. Who are you and what will you do on 4 Feb? Speak up, stand up and take action together this #WorldCancerDay #IAmAndIWill

    Retrieved from [World Cancer Day]

    February 14 – National Donor Day

    National Donor Day was started in 1998 by the Saturn Corporation and its United Auto Workers partner with the support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and many nonprofit health organizations.

    Retrieved from [National Donation Events | Organ Donor]

    February 15 – International Childhood Cancer Day

    International Childhood Cancer Day is a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families.

    Retrieved from [ALL ABOUT ICCD – ICCD]

    February 28 – Rare Disease Day

    Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. The campaign targets primarily the general public and also seeks to raise awareness amongst policy makers, public authorities, industry representatives, researchers, health professionals and anyone who has a genuine interest in rare diseases.

    Retrieved from [Rare Disease Day ® 2021 – Article]

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