L'oeil de la Genève Internationale
Coordinated by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), World Cancer Day is taking place on 4 February under the tagline ‘We can. I can.’ and will be exploring how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer. UICC counts over 900 member organizations across 155 countries representing the world's major cancer societies, ministries of health, research institutes, treatment centres and patient groups.
The photographer Angelo Merendino's late wife Jennifer was diagnosed with breast cancer five months after their wedding; she passed less than four years later. During this time they found that most people, even those closest to them, did not understand the challenges they were facing every day. In an effort to get their attention, he photographed their daily life. The resulting body of work has led to the creation of a non-profit organization, The Love You Share, formed to assist patients who are receiving treatment for breast cancer.