February 4th is World Cancer Day

Every year on February 4, people across the globe unite to raise awareness and take action for World Cancer Day – a day to honour and remember everyone affected by cancer.

This World Cancer Day, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) remains committed to making a difference in the lives of the nearly 1 in 2 Canadians expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Together with your support, we:

  • Provide a compassionate support system that ensures people affected by cancer can get expert information, build important relationships, and stay connected.
  • Champion world-leading cancer research, invest in clinical trials, and drive innovative projects that improve the quality of life for people affected by cancer.
  • Advocate to protect and improve the health of Canadians by raising our voice to government, taking a stand on important cancer-related issues, and raising public awareness.

Whether you are living with a diagnosis, know someone who is, or like us, believe in a future where no one fears cancer, today is a day to join together to support Canadians affected by cancer. With your help, we can continue to make a difference for people affected by cancer.

Make a donation

Every dollar raised goes a long way. Your generosity will help fund groundbreaking research into more than 100 types of cancer, offer support to help people with cancer, and advocate for the health of all Canadians.

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Buy a CCS Mask

All proceeds from the purchase of CCS Masks will help fund groundbreaking research and a national support system, including our nationwide helpline and online community, that makes a real difference for people affected by cancer.

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We are here to help

If you have cancer, you are not alone. This World Cancer Day, we want to remind people affected by cancer that our virtual support is available no matter where you live. You can connect with us and find support using our Cancer Information Helpline at 1-888-939-3333, live chat on cancer.ca and Cancerconnection.ca peer support forum.

Stay safe

Today and every day, we can all do our part to protect ourselves and the lives of others. Keep following public health measures and know that every step you take to protect against COVID is also protecting people with cancer, because the fewer COVID cases we have, the more likely it is cancer care will not be impacted. If you have health concerns that could be a sign or symptom of cancer or another serious illness, do not wait to see your doctor. Finding cancer early is critically important.