Month for Cancer Awareness
Last week, Tazim’s weekly
feature on nutrition gave interesting and important information to help
us maintain our health by eating good foods. Staying healthy is
important, and often ignored until we get sick.
According to the
Canadian Cancer Society, each year, 1 out of every 44 people in Canada
is diagnosed with cancer. In British Columbia, more than 20, 000 people
are diagnosed with cancer every year. Based on 2011 estimates, about 1
out of every 4 Canadians is expected to die from cancer. Cancer is the
leading cause of premature death in Canada.
Cancer has touched
everyone. It is a disease that is very scary. April is daffodil month;
a campaign that asks people to buy and wear a daffodils (fresh flowers
or a pin), which will raise the awareness of cancer and the importance
of fighting cancer. Daffodils are a symbol of strength and courage.
Donations from the purchase of daffodils go to support people living
with cancer as well as to find ways of fighting cancer. This year, you
will also be able to buy
a virtual daffodil on Facebook or Twitter profiles.
April, Daffodil Day will be April 27th. Daffodil Day is a day the
Cancer Society wants people to take time to think about the people we
have lost to cancer, the people fighting cancer, and the importance of
continuing to prevent and fight against cancer.
Society says that almost half of the cancers can be prevented. One of
the ways to prevent cancer is to have a healthy lifestyle. A healthy
lifestyle includes being active and eating good foods.