World Cancer Day is a global event that focuses on bringing the world together to work towards the goal of ending cancer. Every year 8.8 million people die from cancer globally. It is a worldwide problem, so it needs a worldwide solution. The holiday encourages each person to do their own part to fight cancer within their own communities and around the world. This can just mean raising awareness about what people can do to help prevent cancer. It can also mean donating money towards research or care whenever possible!