Today Is World Cancer Day: Help By "Touching Yourself"

World Cancer Day

Feb. 4 is World Cancer Day. Raise awareness through Self Chec's "Love Yourself First" campaign.

For those of you not in the know, today, Feb. 4, is World Cancer Day. And to raise awareness, we're hoping everyone not only undergoes regular cancer screenings but touches themselves. And no, we're not talking about that kind of touching yourself. Let us explain.

The type of self-love we're talking about here is far more important and essential to your health. Cancer may not have a definite cure in sight, but early detection is the first step in helping to avoid traumatic results. So do yourself a favor and join today's "Self Chec" Facebook takeover. Change your profile picture to yourself mimicking the "Love Yourself First" campaign or one of the Love Yourself First ads, and show the world your stance against cancer. 

Tell every Facebook friend you have about the importance of practicing cancer prevention and screenings. The more education we have and the greater awareness of our bodies, the more we can help turn around cancer statistics and inspire healthier generations to come. We owe it ourselves to be proactive, and we owe it to the people who love us.

Says Joan Peckolick, the founder and director of Self Chec: "I just spent five months watching my dearest friend in the world fight the war of her life. Thank goodness she was diagnosed early enough and will be okay, but many other people we all know are not as lucky. Barbara, another friend says that 'cancer is everyone.' She's right. One in four of us will suffer through this devastating disease, and what about our loved ones who stand vigil? It's time we helped each other change the statistics and leave a safer world for the next generation. Please join me."

See more information on Self Chec's Facebook page: World Cancer Day