Globeathon- the Walk to End Women’s Cancers
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The Globe-athon to End Women’s Cancer is a call to action for advocacy groups, healthcare professionals, survivors and the lay public to unify their global efforts in a common goal of fostering public awareness and education about gynecologic cancer on an international scale.
In Washington D.C., we will start the Globathon at the White House in Washington D.C. on Sunday 29 September 2013 at 08:00 EST and will complete the Globathon event on Monday 30 September 2013 at 08:00 EST. Corresponding cities across the world should attempt to start their races at 08:00 on Sunday and finish at 08:00 on Monday in their corresponding time-zones. There will be exceptions in which countries need to schedule on Friday or Saturday because of religious constraints or logistical restrictions.
All international leaders and Globathon organizers have been encouraged to solicit endorsement and participation by and their government officials inclusive of their diplomatic corps. Our plan is to also aim U.S. recruitment efforts at the foreign embassies of participating countries. This will promote participation by the diplomatic staffs participating in the White House component of the Globathon while their country citizens sponsor the event in their homeland. This will create an international flavor to the event around the White House. We will plan to have tents, signage, and brochures for all participants to distribute to the masses. We will have plasma screens that highlight the races as they have occurred around the planet. We plan to produce a large order of T-Shirts for the D.C. event to distribute to gynecologic cancer patients treated at Inova Health System, Washington Hospital Center, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Read more about the event here.
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WHAT IS WORLD CANCER DAY?
World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is the singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), through which we aim to help save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease.
Globally, every month 600,000 people die from cancer, and many of these deaths could be avoided with increased governmental support and funding for prevention, detection and treatment programs. The ultimate aim of World Cancer Day is to help cut premature deaths from cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 25% by 2025.
"World Cancer Day is reminder to us all to take action against the increasing burden of cancer. Cancer cases are projected to almost double to 21.4 million by 2030, with nearly two thirds of these occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Importantly, this number could be significantly reduced through cost effective prevention, early detection and treatment strategies."
-ANDREAS ULLRICH MD MPH, MEDICAL OFFICER CANCER CONTROL DEPARTMENT CHRONIC DISEASES AND HEALTH PROMOTION, WHO HEADQUARTERS GENEVA
WHAT CAN I DO?
You can "like" World Cancer Day on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/worldcancerday and Stand Up to Cancer: http://www.facebook.com/su2c
Your chapter or institution can host a screening of LIFE Before Death, an intimate, hopeful and life-affirming story of living well and dying better, advocating for making the most of every moment in our life before death.
You can sign the World Cancer Declaration as an ONS member