Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary- World Cancer Day Today

We have had 2 lovely sunny days and now they forecast more storms.  It has been reported  trees down, power lines down, flooding and serious structural damage across parts of the South West as another system brings damaging winds and torrential rain. And to think the system expected at the weekend may be even more potent! If you’re across the South/South West avoid travelling during this horrendous spell of weather.

I cant get over how this wave looks  Photograph: High seas at Newlyn Harbour Wall in December. Copyright Brian Richardson.

I think this has caught the whole of the spirit of the storms we have had, well done Brian.


They did say we had it for another month and that appears to be so true.

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Life at home is very quiet after the hustle and bustle of Sunday. I was shattered and hardly stirred yesterday, but today was better and I have cleaned out the fridge, washed the floors and hoovered away. We went shopping just to give Louis another walk and he has eaten so well today. Chicken and lamb.

cancer day

World Cancer Day 2014 (4 February 2014) focuses on Target 5 of the World Cancer Declaration: Reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer, under the tagline “Debunk the myths”.

World Cancer Day is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease. From a global level, we are focusing our messaging on the four myths above. In addition to being in-line with our global advocacy goals, these overarching myths leave a lot of flexibility for members, partners and supporters to adapt and expand on for their own needs.


World Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. It takes place every year on 4 February.

World Cancer Day aims to 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.

UICC continues to expand on the success and impact of the day and is committed to ensuring that year-on-year the event is seen and heard by more people around the world. We do this through working directly with our members to develop a campaign that serves their differing organisational priorities; this is achieved through a two-pronged strategic approach:

  • UICC provides support through the development of tools and guidance to encourage its member organisations to run local cancer awareness campaigns that are aligned and adapted to the global World Cancer Day message.
  • On an above-country level, we work to secure and support digital, traditional and social media opportunities to raise public awareness of the day. Through the continued support of our membership and key partners, World Cancer Day is beginning to firmly cement itself in calendars across the world.

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