Together for Action
In 2014, UICC launched its second campaign Together for Action - which requires a total project funding goal of US $20 million. So far, we have successfully achieved our $7 million funding goal as part of the first phase of the campaign, and we already see promising signs as we enter the second chapter. The final phase of the campaign will end with the World Cancer Congress that will take place in Paris in 2016.
We thank our leading members the World Cancer Research Fund International, the Dutch Cancer Society, the Swiss Cancer League, the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and many others, as well as our long-time partners Varian, Sanofi, Roche, Pfizer, Elekta – to name a few – which stepped in to join our new campaign, demonstrating a fantastic commitment and ongoing endeavour to help us transform the way cancer is viewed around the world. We are also delighted to welcome new partners of choice - the Friends of Cancer Patients, the Cancer Society of Finland, the MD Anderson Cancer Centre and BUPA.
Whilst UICC’s first campaign Together We Are Stronger successfully supported the cancer community to present a united front to governments and ensured cancer and the other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) gain greater priority in the highest political sphere, Together for Action has the ambition to accelerate the pace of change as stressed by Mr Cary Adams, Chief Executive Officer, UICC, in this video.
Cancer still has a devastating effect on families, businesses and health systems, costing the global economy close to one trillion dollars each year. The steady growth in the numbers of people dying from cancer remains alarming and unacceptable.
The support of UICC members, cutting-edge corporations and foundations, governments and UN agencies will be critical to addressing the campaign’s three main priorities:
- Integrate global health agreements
- Unite the global cancer community
- Improve global capacity building
Together, with our 800+ members, 50 partners and other key players in the cancer world, we are a powerful force to drive sustainable change on a global scale.
At UICC, we believe in valuable long-term partnerships and a strong coordinated approach to transform the course of the cancer crisis and save millions of lives. Join our Together for Action campaign and make a difference!
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