The Cancer Alliance in the Western Cape once again hosted a very successful Lace Up For Cancer Fun Walk. This took place on World Cancer Day, Sunday the 04th February 2018 at the Castle of Good Hope and thousands were in attendance. ‘’Lace up for Cancer’’ is an annual event in Cape Town which gives members of the public an opportunity to dress up, have a fun five km walk in memory of friends and family members suffering from cancer or whom lost their battle to cancer.
The Cancer Alliance comprises of six worthy causes that all work in the field of cancer. These are CANSA SA, Hospice Palliative Care Association, Sunflower Fund, CHOC, LOVE YOUR NUTS and People Living with Cancer. According to the official World CancerDay website, www.worldcancerday.org, “World Cancer Day should be viewed as an opportunity to coordinate global, national and local efforts in the fight against cancer” Cancer touches everyone in different ways, we all have the power to take action to reduce the daunting impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities. World Cancer Day is a chance to reflect on, what you can do by making a pledge and taking action. Whatever you choose to do ‘We can. I can.’ make a difference to the fight against cancer.