Today, February 4th, is World Cancer Day! World Cancer Day is a time when people all around the world take a stand against cancer. My students came together today to think about all those affected by this deadly disease. Friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers and even our beloved pets are faced with cancer. Each child put someone they "Stand Up For" on a "I Stand Up For" card which I put out on our Service Wall.
Inside their Service Spiral they brainstormed why World Cancer Day is so important and came up with amazing answers:
- To spread awareness on how to help prevent cancer
- Show support for those affected
- To Remember
- To be Thankful
- To raise and donate money for Cancer Organizations
We also took a moment to watch the Stand Up 2 Cancer PSA; found at http://wcd2013.su2c.org/ Who do you stand up for?