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About World Cancer Day

Despite living in a time of medical advancements in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, when it comes to cancer, unfortunately many of us are denied basic care.

Income, location, ethnicity and lifestyle are just a few of the factors that can negatively affect care and sadly, this equity gap is costing lives.

If you have cancer or you’re close to someone who has, Tenovus Cancer Care can help. We are Wales’s leading cancer charity and we’ve been working to close the care gap for over 80 years by bringing treatment, emotional support and practical advice to where it matters the most; the heart of the community. 

There are over 120,000 people living with cancer in Wales, and over 10% of those diagnosed will receive support from Tenovus Cancer Care.

As we approach World Cancer Day on 4th February 2023, we’re asking you to join us and take action to support more people affected by cancer. 

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Hear more from our CEO, Judi Rhys MBE below.

Here at Tenovus Cancer Care we’re determined to play our part to ensure that people with cancer get the support they need to enjoy a high quality of life through and beyond cancer treatment.

Support Tenovus Cancer Care this World Cancer Day to help close the care gap in cancer care!

Take action at school:

There are plenty of ways to help us fundraise at school - like wearing red ahead of Wales V Ireland on Friday 3 February.

If your school raises £286, that would be enough to run our Mobile Support Unit for an entire day. Our units visit local car parks, supermarkets, and community venues, closing the care gap by delivering treatments closer to home.

For more information, advice or ideas, contact

Take action at work:

Could your organisation join our corporate challenge to raise £313 for us this World Cancer Day or even become a corporate partner in 2023?

By raising £313, you could cover the running costs of our Support Line open for a full day.

For more information, contact

Make a donation:

You can take action from your armchair! Whether you want to make a one-off donation or give more regularly, you'll be making a huge difference.

Get involved, any way you can! Together we can make an impact in closing the care gap.

If you or someone you love has been affected by cancer, our free Support Line is there for you. Just call 0808 808 1010