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Stand Up To Cancer Day History Observance

Every 2nd Friday of September, people celebrate the Stand Up To Cancer Day. In 2022 it will be held on 10 September. The day is created to increase awareness about Cancer. The day shows the way of fighting against cancer and survives in the world. Since 2008, the day has been celebrated to support cancer researchers and scientists to fight against this dangerous disease.

What is Stand Up To Cancer?

Stand Up To Cancer’s (SU2C) mission is to collect funds to speed up the speed of innovative researches that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.

History of Stand Up To Cancer Day

To join the fight against cancer National Stand-up To Cancer Day has been created. Its main purpose is to spread awareness about cancer among common people. It was primarily established to raise a fund and collect money to help in advance research on cancer. The researchers and scientists of over 170 countries observe the day. It gives them a great chance to collaborate and cooperate with each other to find out the way to fight against the disease.

In the modern age, scientists are able to reduce the death rate of many fatal diseases. They successfully protect us from any dangerous virus and bacteria. In spite of their struggle in medical science, they are effectively unable to decrease the death rate of cancer significantly. We first have found the writings about cancer in some Egyptian Manuscripts. In the Manuscripts, we do not find the name of cancer directly but get some symptoms like any cancerous disease. The manuscripts are more than 5000 years ago.

Cancer Mortality Rates
Cancer Mortality Rates

The great Greek physician Hippocrates named the disease “karkinos”. Hippocrates is the father of medicine. The Greek name “Karkinos” means carb. From his time the disease is considered seriously.

Stand up To Cancer Day has been selected to spread consciousness about cancer. Many celebrities participate in many programs to increase awareness and collect money for cancer research.  The first program was arranged on May 27, 2008, by some female cancer patients.

Observance of Stand Up To Cancer Day

Learn More about Stand Up To Cancer Day

There are different programs arranged by different authorities. You can watch them on television or online or even physically participate there to learn about the significance of the day. It will inspire you to contribute to cancer research funds.

There is no alternative way of donating to cancer researches. Scientists and researchers regularly try to invent medicines to cure or reduce the fatality of cancer. But it is not an easy task. They need a big amount of money to find out advanced medications for cancer. So you can donate or inspire others to donate in cancer research funds.

Using Hashtags in social media

There are special hashtags that you can apply to build consciousness on social media. Social awareness is very important.


Origin of the Word “Cancer”

The word ‘cancer’ comes from the Latin for ‘crab’ – just like the zodiac sign. Early doctors, when describing certain tumors which had veins or extensions from the main body, called them crab-like, or ‘cancerous’.

Types of Cancer

Cancer researchers have found over 100 types of cancer in their studies.

Expensive Treatment

Cancer is a very expensive disease. Even when it is in the primary stage many patients cannot continue the treatment for a long time to cure the disease properly.

Random Location

Cancer cells can grow anywhere in the body. There is no certain organ or location where cancer cells only grow. It can grow in any random location of the human body.

Declining Of Death Rate

Recent studies claim that there’s been a decline in the death rate of cancer since 1990.

Stand Up To Cancer Day chart
Stand Up To Cancer Day chart

Significance of Stand Up To Cancer Day

Grow Public Awareness

The day has the special significance of creating public awareness.

Raising  Funds

Every year many organizations arrange many programs to raising funds on Stand Up To Cancer Day.

Unify People to Fight against Cancer

Stand up To Cancer Day is a chance for you to come together and fight against this fatal disease.


Once people said that “Cancer has no answer.” But now the situation is developing gradually.  All of us should contribute and participate in developing cancer research. If we can win against cancer, we can expect a better life.

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