World Leukemia Day on 4th September is a yearly global campaign started by Leukemia Care in collaboration with the global patient advocacy networks: Acute Leukemia Advocates Network (ALAN) acuteleuk.org CLL Advocates Network (CLLAN) clladvocates.net CML Advocates Network (CMLAN)cmladvocates.net to raise awareness of leukaemia and the signs and symptoms.
It’s the one day of the year people from all around the world can come together to help raise awareness of leukaemia and educate the world on the signs and symptoms of the condition, we can work together to help leukaemia patients get diagnosed sooner to improve outcomes. You can make a difference no matter who you are and where you live.
How do you get involved?
On Friday 4th September 2021, patient groups from across the world will unite to raise awareness of leukaemia. We would love you to get involved too and have listed how you can:
1. Share your leukaemia story
On 4th September, why not share your leukemia story on social media and use the hashtags #WLD2021 or #WorldLeukemiaDay.
To make your story even more engaging, why not a picture of you before diagnosis?
My name is <name> and when I was <age at diagnosis> I was diagnosed with <type> leukemia. Before diagnosis I had the following symptoms <delete as appropriate> fatigue, bruising or bleeding, night sweats, frequent infections, weight loss, feeling weak or breathless. I didn’t know these were signs of a leukemia. This world leukemia day, I am asking five people from my friends and family to share this message to raise awareness of this blood cancer. #WLD21 #WorldLeukemiaDay #SpotLeukaemia
2. Download and use our graphics
We’ve created a range of social media graphics that you can use on World Leukemia Day. Simply download and use with the hashtag #WLD21 or #WorldLeukemiaDay on social media.
Download our shareable graphics here.leukaemiacare.org.uk/our-ca...
3. Take a spotty selfie
Dig out your spotty clothes and share your ‘spotty selfie’ on social media with the hashtag #WLD21 on September 4th to show your support.
For more information visit Leukaemia Care's website here: leukaemiacare.org.uk/suppor... or the WLD website at worldleukemiaday.org, learn how you can get involved worldleukemiaday.org/how-to... and access the WLD campaign materials for download worldleukemiaday.org/world-...