Last Monday, February 4, was World Cancer Day, a day to help dispel myths about the disease and spread awareness and education about the ongoing research to find a cure.
The first-ever Susan G. Komen Global Women’s Cancer Summit (underwritten by GE healthymagination) also took place in Washington, D.C, bringing together leaders from governments, cancer organizations and the private sector to address the growing global women’s cancer crisis. The event featured a keynote address from former First Lady Laura Bush and international experts on the subject were featured as speakers, panelists and moderators including researchers from Harvard, GE Healthcare, World Health Organization and many more.
The goal of the summit was to introduce a new global campaign and call-to-action: “2.5 by 2025,” to enhance breast cancer outcomes as measured by survival and quality of life for at least 2.5 million women in low- and middle-income families by the year 2025.
Komen and Merck also produced a video as part of their global partnership to raise awareness around breast and cervical cancers through social action. “The Power of One” is an informational and inspirational video that communicates the difference each individual can make by getting involved. Please watch, share with friends and family and think about how you can make a difference.
If you’re ready to help, volunteer or make a donation, please comment below or contact us through our website at: www.komenoc.org.