On February 4, 2000 the World Summit Against Cancer introduced World Cancer Day in Paris. The Paris Charter promotes research regarding cancers, raising aware, their prevention and encouraging global communities to take action against cancer.
The theme for 2019-2021 is ‘I am and I will’.
“Whoever you are, you have the power to reduce the impact of cancer for yourself, the people you love and for the world.
It’s time to make a personal commitment.
‘I Am and I Will’ is an empowering call-to-action urging for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action taken now to impact the future.”-World Cancer Day Org
Here are some quotes from international celebrities who have suffered from cancer.
“Hello world! That’s a new me with the old self! Was getting tired of the extensions, so this is how it is and it’s so liberating in every sense of the word, so much so that I don’t have to duck the shower while bathing or while picking up the soap! I never thought I would go bald, was stretching my time with the good ol’ cap for too long. But this feels so good.” She recently walked for Bodice Studio at Lakme Fashion Week.
Check out her post on World Cancer Day here.
“The experience has made me stronger. If you’re strong, then you automatically become a positive person. Cancer doesn’t mean that you’re going to die.” “Don’t be scared be positive. Initially when someone is diagnosed with Cancer, their first thought is whether they are going to live or not. My first thought was whether I would get to play for India again or not.”
‘In the words of my favourite author Isabel Allende, “We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.”
The outpouring of love I’ve received in the last few days has been so overwhelming… and I’m especially grateful to those of you who shared stories of your experiences in dealing with cancer, whether it was your own or of loved ones. Your stories have given me an extra dosage of strength and courage, and more importantly, the knowledge that I’m not alone.
Each day comes with its own challenges and victories and so for now, I’m taking this #OneDayAtATime. The only thing I’m trying to be consistent ahout is maintaining a positive outlook… literally #SwitchOnTheSunshine- it’s my way of dealing with this. Sharing my journey si also part of this process… I can only hope it reminds you that all is not lost and that someone, somewhere understands what you’re going through.”
“Each flower, each twig, each leaf which has come from the cumulative prayers, each fills me with wonder, happiness and curiosity.”
Read the note he wrote when he was in London here.