Contributing to bring wellbeing to those living with cancer requires constant work.
It’s great that on 4th February every year we are reminded that there is a disease affecting a high percentage of the population and that, seemingly, the figures are increasing. Statistics, prevention tasks and making this disease visible are unquestionable on such an important date, but allow us to say that, for those living close to this disease, World Cancer Day is every day.
The commitment of an organization like the Tarragona and Terres de l’Ebre League against Cancer, which relies on voluntary work, goes far beyond World Cancer Day; the real driver behind us are all those people who converge in a relentless and tenacious effort we all work with.
The members of the Legue, wherever we are, whatever our social condition, come together to join efforts for a single shared objective: fostering wellbeing and offering support to people diagnosed with cancer and their families. This is done with the opinion of healthcare professionals contributing their knowledge to the contents we aim to convey and to the people we provide information and healthcare to, together with a team of people in our offices coordinating the different centres around the territory and our daily tasks, because our work never stops.
However, an organization like the League wouldn’t be anything without the commitment and hard work of all its volunteers in its 123 offices; hundreds of people who, in an anonymous way, offer their time and share their testimonials with society, as an example of how to cope with and adapt to life after being diagnosed and treated.
For all these reasons, our world cancer day is every day, because contributing to bring wellbeing to those living with cancer requires constant work. An organization relying on volunteering and social commitment like the League can contribute by promoting scientific conferences, leisure activities, from all perspectives and outlooks, to give visibility to oncology and normalize it in today’s society. To face up to a disease like cancer, we must be present, working daily with facts.
Let’s make this World Day a day to acknowledge how joining scientific, social, human, solidarity, emotional and creative efforts every day can contribute to bring hope into the present and future of all, and this is what moves us at the Tarragona and Terres de l’Ebre Cancer League.