North goes purple to support World Cancer Day

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Ellie Henderson, North Life Editor

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Cancer. It is not just one word but a disease that has affected over One Million peoples lives in 2018 alone according to cancer.org. One out of three people in the United States will have cancer during their lifetime. Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 is World Cancer Day.  

Cancer is not just one disease. According to www.uicc.org, World Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. The objective of World Cancer Day is to save preventable deaths by helping raise awareness and education about cancer and how to take action.

More than just a celebration, World Cancer Day is an international day on Feb. 4 on which we have the opportunity to raise awareness of cancer and inform people about treatment and prevention. 

Everyone has their own unique reasons to participate in World Cancer Day and reflect upon the hard fought journey of those who have heard the words “you have cancer” have faced. Whether that be parent, spouse, Child, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, cousin, or friend. 

On Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Niles North Main Gym we will be coming to together to raise awareness for World Cancer Day. In the Main Gym the Boys Varsity Basketball teams of Niles North Vikings and Evanston Wildkits will take the court. This matchup will be a Purple Out to celebrate, remember, and fight back those affected by cancer.