World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day 2021

On 4 February we celebrate World Cancer Day – a day that unites people, communities and entire countries to raise awareness and take action. Show your support this World Cancer Day by wearing your Unity Band® or making a donation.

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How can I get involved this World Cancer Day?

Get your Unity Band®

WCD Unity Bands

The Unity Band® is Cancer Research UK’s symbol for support for World Cancer Day. It represents unity and shows support for those affected by cancer. With your support, we’ll continue to learn more about cancer and how to beat it. Show support by getting your Unity Band® in-store or online today. 

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What is World Cancer Day?

What is World Cancer Day?

World Cancer Day is led by the UICC, the Union for International Cancer Control. Cancer Research UK is one of its thousand members from across 172 countries, and we also sit on the board. World Cancer Day is one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fights against the global cancer epidemic.

Cancer is a global challenge. In 2018, 18 million people world-wide were diagnosed with cancer. Today, thanks to research, 2 in 4 people in the UK survive their cancer for 10 years or more. The prospects of major advances in tackling cancer have never been greater, and international collaboration and funding are essential in realising these opportunities. By doing this Cancer Research UK can transform the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, benefitting people with the disease both here in the UK and around the world.

Donate through our partners

Handshake to represent Cancer Research UK forming partnerships to make donations easier

This World Cancer Day we’re teaming up with our partners to help make it easier for you to support Cancer Research UK.

From digital banks, tech companies and well-known retail brands, we’ve got you covered whether you prefer to donate online or on the high street.


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