Standing Together Against Cancer: World Cancer Day

31 Jan 2023

This World Cancer Day on February 4th, let’s come together to raise awareness and encourage our loved ones to take action to prevent, detect, and treat this heartbreaking disease. 

Cancer affects people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds, and it is important that we all take steps to reduce our risk of developing cancer. 

One of the most important things we can do to reduce our risk of cancer is to adopt a healthy lifestyle. This includes eating a balanced diet, getting regular exercise, not smoking, and limiting our alcohol intake. These simple steps can go a long way in reducing our risk of developing cancer. 

Early detection is also crucial in the fight against cancer. Regular screenings and check-ups can help detect cancer in its early stages, when it is more treatable and curable. It is important to be aware of any changes in your body and to speak to your GP or health provider if you notice anything unusual or want more information.

Research helps deliver breakthroughs and gives hope for those affected by cancer. 

Fundraising from The Longest Table goes directly to The Hospital Research Foundation Group, who provide support for many common and rare cancers, across children and adults, through the funding of research, care and equipment in hospitals. 

If you are interested in how The Longest Table are supporting the fight against cancer, please visit each individual area: 

On World Cancer Day, we remember those who have lost their lives to cancer, and we stand with those who are currently fighting the disease. We are thinking of everyone involved in the fight against cancer – our friends and family, dedicated researchers and passionate healthcare professionals.

Together, we can make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Let us all take time on World Cancer Day to educate ourselves and our loved ones on the disease, to check our health and take preventive measures, and to support and remember those who have been affected by cancer.