Cancer awareness advocate Rahim Hassanally marks this year’s annual World Cancer Day.
Held each year on February 4, World Cancer Day is a global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control. A cancer awareness advocate born and raised in Texas and now living in California, entrepreneur and philanthropist Rahim Hassanally marks this year’s initiative and reveals more about the Union for International Cancer Control’s work.
“By raising global awareness, improving education, and catalyzing personal, collective, and government action, the Union for International Cancer Control is working to create a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are avoided each year,” explains Hassanally, “and where access to life-saving cancer drugs and treatment is equal for all.”
World Cancer Day 2020’s theme was ‘I Am and I Will’ and centered around individuals and their commitment to act in the fight against cancer. The Union for International Cancer Control believes that through positive actions, such as those promoted by World Cancer Day, together, it’s possible to reach a target of reducing the number of premature cancer and other noncommunicable disease deaths by one third before the end of the decade.
Rahim Hassanally marked World Cancer Day 2020 by sharing the initiative’s message with family, friends, colleagues, other associates, and more in the run-up to the annual February 4 event.
A successful entrepreneur based in Solano County, California, Rahim Hassanally is also a proud philanthropist and has raised more than $10,000 for charities such as Susan G. Komen, the largest breast cancer organization in the United States. A particular advocate for breast cancer awareness, Hassanally has spoken at length on topics including National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, new breast cancer drugs showing promise in early trials, and the ongoing work of leading U.S. breast cancer charities.
Philanthropist Rahim Hassanally has also raised much-needed funds and offered his support to numerous charities in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. These include various homeless shelters and his local air force base. Elsewhere, Hassanally has generously supported those affected by recent devastating wildfires in California, and by typhoons and similar natural disasters in other places around the world.
Turning the focus back to World Cancer Day, Hassanally goes on to explain more about the annual initiative. “Created in 2000, World Cancer Day has developed into a truly positive movement for everyone, everywhere,” says the entrepreneur, “to unite together, under one voice, in order to face one of the greatest human challenges in history.”
“If we’re to create a future without cancer, the time to act,” he adds, wrapping up, “is now.”