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World Cancer Day 2021

On 4th February we celebrate World Cancer Day 2021 – a day that unites people, communities and entire countries to raise awareness and take action. Show your support for life-saving research by wearing your Unity Band®, or making a donation.

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.

How Can I Get Involved This World Cancer Day?

Make a DonationNo single person, organisation or country is going to beat cancer on its own. Donate now to help fund life-saving research this World Cancer Day.

Get your Unity Band® - The Unity Band® is Cancer Research UK’s symbol for support for World Cancer Day 2021. It represents unity and shows support for those affected by cancer. Get your Unity Band® in-store or online today.

Bucket for ChangeSet up your own virtual Bucket For Change this World Cancer Day to help raise money for life-saving research.

FundraiseThis World Cancer Day pick one of our top fundraising ideas and take action against cancer.

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. Find out more about our retail partners here.