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Sign the World Cancer Declaration today

Sign the World Cancer Declaration today

The 4th of February 2011 is World Cancer Day and CANSA is showing its commitment to the fight against cancer by declaring that “Together we are stronger” and encouraging all South Africans to sign the “World Cancer Declaration”.

The World Cancer Declaration is a tool to help bring the growing cancer crisis to the attention of government leaders and health policymakers in order to significantly reduce the global cancer burden by 2020. Cancer kills more people than AIDS, Malaria, and TB combined and the death toll is set to rise dramatically in the coming decades.

CANSA will take the lead in South Africa and launch the campaign on the 4th of February 2011, with the signing of the declaration by Sue Janse van Rensburg, CANSA CEO and cancer survivor of over 27 years.

The aim is to get as many South Africans as possible to give their signatures and signing the declaration for a cancer-free society. “We are part of a global campaign,” continues Van Rensburg. “At a recent UICC congress in China in 2010, CANSA made a Bronze pledge to collect up to 500 signatures, but we know we can collect more. We are calling on all South Africans to help us achieve the most possible signatures and change the lives of thousands.”

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