Monday, February 4, 2013

World Cancer Day

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  Who do you stand up for?

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful service learning project!

    If you need another service learning project idea for the future, we suggest the International Charter for Human Values in Healthcare. What values do your students think should be in all healthcare interactions --i.e., in their relationships with their doctors, dentists, nurses, etc.?

    We’re working to enhance relationships and healing in healthcare, and created the International Charter for Human Values in Healthcare, starting with the capacity for compassion. The mission of the International Charter for Human Values in Healthcare is to restore the human dimensions of care – the universal core values that should be present in every healthcare interaction – to healthcare around the world.

    Our photo campaign can be found here, under the "Your Values" tab on our website:

    We invite you to join us!