World Cancer Day is an important opportunity for us to come together and raise awareness about cancer, its impact and the ways in which we can work to improve cancer care for all. This year’s theme, “Uniting our voices and taking action,” highlights the importance of collective action in the fight against cancer. One area in which we can make a real difference is in youth-led intervention and advocacy for closing the cancer care gap.
Young people, especially those from marginalized communities, are often at a disadvantage when it comes to accessing cancer care. Tutti Frutti Women, an art project, empowers and celebrates cancer survivors and warriors by creating a community of support and raising awareness through art. The project is also focused on raising funds for organizations that support cancer research, care, and awareness. The art is representative of women who lost their hair due to cancer treatment, reminding them that beauty and power comes from within.
The project aligns with the theme of “Uniting our voices and taking action,” as it aims to empower cancer survivors and warriors and raise awareness about the importance of closing the cancer care gap. We work closely with cancer survivors to publish an empowering book and to raise funds for organisations who put effort in cancer research, care and awareness. By creating a community of support through art, we are able to bring attention to the issues facing marginalised communities and work to ensure that everyone has access to the care they need.
We believe that by raising awareness and advocating for change, we can make a real difference in closing the cancer care gap. We encourage everyone to join us in this fight and to support organizations that are working to improve cancer care for all. Together, we can make a real difference and ensure that everyone has access to the care they need, regardless of their background or circumstances.