World Cancer Day: February 4, 2012

Toronto's CN Tower lit blue and orange to mark the day

The CN Tower lit up at night in blue and orange
Photo courtesy of: Michael Leckman

The Partnership is pleased to have been instrumental in working with the CN Tower to light up a favourite Canadian landmark to recognize and support an important day for international cancer control: World Cancer Day. On February 4, the CN Tower in Toronto was lit in blue and orange to mark this day and raise awareness of how Canada is helping to reduce the burden of cancer. World Cancer Day is observed annually by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and 400 member organizations worldwide including the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. Canadians can show their support for the day by signing the World Cancer Declaration. The UICC’s World Cancer Congress comes to Canada for the first time in August 2012 in Montreal.