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The World Cancer Day 2016-2018 theme, ‘We Can. I Can.’ explores how everyone - together or individually - can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

Just as cancer affects everyone in different ways, everyone has the power to take action to reduce the impact of the disease on individuals, families and communities.

What can you do?

Give a helping hand
Join the World Cancer Day social media campaign by sharing a picture or a video of your ‘talking hands’ on social platforms. It’s as simple as: writing or painting supportive and inspirational messages on your hand(s) - using the ‘We Can. I Can.’ theme - and post a picture, a video or an animated gif of it on your social accounts using the hashtags #WorldCancerDay and #WeCanICan.

Help us spread the message on Twitter
Use Twitter to be part of the conversation leading up to, and on World Cancer Day using the hashtags #WorldCancerDay and #WeCanICan, or visit Cancer Australia’s Twitter page.

Join the Thunderclap campaign
A Thunderclap campaign has been created for World Cancer Day 2016. 
Thunderclap is a tool that facilitates the mass dissemination of a message via Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr by simultaneously posting to the accounts of those who support the campaign. This is a great way to give the campaign visibility and increase the chances of ‘trending’ on social media platforms.

For our Thunderclap to go live, we need the support of a minimum of 250 individuals for the message to be broadcast. Sign up to Thunderclap on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr and join the WCD 2016 Campaign.

‘We can. I can.’ make a difference in the fight against cancer.


Click below to view the "We Can. I Can." factsheets.

World Cancer Day, held each year on 4 February, is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), a leading international non-governmental organisation that unites the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden.

A truly global event, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer. It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action.

More information on World Cancer Day