World Cancer Day is marked on February 4, to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. The primary goal is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer.
World Cancer Day, organized by the Union for International Cancer Control, is an opportunity to highlight the wide range of action needed to effectively prevent, treat and control the many forms of cancer.
JFAC recongnizes World Cancer Day along with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, other law enforcement agencies, schools and communities.
We ask local schools and students who are willing to participate, to do the following:
- Make cancer ribbons of different colors representing various kinds of cancer
- Include the name of the school, student(s), or message if they wish on the ribbon
- Ribbons will be collected and displayed around the county
The ribbons are displayed in the Dane County Public Safety Building, community offices, police offices, cancer support organizations and businesses, etc. In addition, Dane County Sheriff, Dave Mahoney, has authorized the Sheriff’s staff to wear colored ribbons representing the cancer they want to recognize.
Each year we will hold an event in the Public Safety Building front lobby on 1st floor. The front lobby window will be decorated with a World Cancer Day banner with a list of DCSO staff who have lost their battle to cancer.
Sadly enough we added Deputy William “Bill” McGowan’s name to this banner. Deputy McGowan recently lost his battle to cancer in 2016. He won't be there in person this year, but he will be there in our hearts.
Justice for a Cure's mission work is getting the law enforcement family working together with the community to:
- Bring Awareness
- Support Survivors
- Support the Fighters
- Support Local Cancer Programs
- Support Cancer Research to Find a Cure for ALL Cancer
- Honor the Taken