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World Cancer Day is February 4th! This year's theme is "We Can. I Can. Understand that early detection saves lives”. World Cancer Day is a chance to reflect on what you can do, make a pledge and take action. Whatever you choose to do ‘We can. I can.’ make a difference to the fight against cancer.

In an effort to raise awareness for HPV and early detection of cervical cancer, the Belize Family Life Association (BFLA) in partnership with the Belize Cancer Society is launching a #SmearForSmear campaign to get more people talking about the importance of attending their Pap Smear tests.

World Cancer Day Selfie Campaign and Cancer Walk Announced

Put your lipstick on, smear it and take a selfie, share your selfie, tag Belize Family Life Association and nominate friends using #SmearforSmear and tell us why you think it is important to attend your pap smear test!

Light the Night Cancer Awareness Walk
On Ambergris Caye, the San Pedro Cancer Society will once again hold a “Light the Night” Cancer Awareness Walk on February 4th in commemoration of World Cancer Awareness Day.

World Cancer Day Selfie Campaign and Cancer Walk AnnouncedWorld Cancer Day Selfie Campaign and Cancer Walk Announced

This year’s walk is scheduled to start at 6:30p.m. with a gathering at Central Park. The walk will leave the park on Barrier Reef Drive, circle the roundabout at the San Juan Area, head back down through Pescador Drive to the R.C. Primary School and then unto Barrier Reef Drive to culminate at Central Park for a short briefing and a minute of silence in memory of those no longer with us and in honor of those still in battle.

The San Pedro Cancer Society asks businesses to have its staff to wear their work uniforms to show their businesses support for the Cancer Society. There will be no fees for the walk, however, donations are welcome and any checks can be made out to the “San Pedro Cancer Society”.

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