Today is World Cancer Day (external link), a global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).
2020 marks the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day. From its beginnings in 2000, this important awareness day has grown into a positive movement to unite under one voice to face one of our greatest challenges in history.
This year’s World Cancer Day’s theme is, ‘I Am and I Will’. The UICC believe that, “…through our positive actions, together we can reach the target of reducing the number of premature deaths from cancer and noncommunicable diseases by one third by 2030.”
Read about WA’s new cancer plan (external link)
The Governor is proud to be Patron of Cancer Council WA.
Cancer Council WA are a community-funded organisation, relying on donations and support from West Australians to deliver work across four main pillars:
With this year’s World Cancer Day theme urging people to make a commitment to act, Cancer Council WA have promoted a video which shows the Council’s commitment to our community:
https://youtu.be/jO1wACC7i3c (YouTube link)
The Governor’s Priorities – Health research
Supporting the health system of Western Australia in its research and provision of services to all sectors of the community is one of the Governor’s priorities.