ARO Supports World Cancer Day 2017

Just as cancer affects everyone in different ways, all people have the power to take various actions to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities.

Auckland Radiation Oncology (ARO) is proud to support the Annual World Cancer Day on 4 February. The sentiment of this 3 year worldwide campaign “We Can, I Can” aligns with the values of our staff and specialists to ensure access to, and delivery of quality patient care at ARO.

Taking place under the tagline ‘We can. I can.’, World Cancer Day 2016-2018 will explore how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

World Cancer Day is a chance to reflect on what you can do, make a pledge and take action. This year ARO is focussing on three core messages – ‘We Can. I Can inspire action, take action’. ‘We can, I can make healthy lifestyle choices’ and ‘We can, I can ask for support’.

Denise Redwood, General Service Manager ARO says “In recognition of this day, each ARO staff member and patient undergoing treatment at our facilities on 4 February will be offered complimentary fruit, and fact sheets to learn more about World Cancer Day and our core messages.”

Redwood adds, “It is hoped this will encourage each of us to reflect and take action to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities including the care we give our patients and their significant others undergoing treatment at ARO.”

About World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day was established by the Paris Charter adopted at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millenium in Paris on 4 February 2000. This Charter aimed at the promotion of the research for curing as well as preventing the disease, upgrading the provided services to the patients, the sensitisation of the common opinion and the mobilisation of the global community against cancer.

In its article 10, the Charter established that 4 February would therefore be World Cancer Day, so that the Charter of Paris would remain in the hearts and minds of people around the world.
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