World Cancer Day 2018 in Switzerland

20 December 2017 to 28 February 2018

The Swiss Cancer League is committed to promoting physical activity in order to prevent setbacks in those affected by cancer, as well as being dedicated to preventing illness and promoting good health in the general public. For World Cancer Day 2018, the Swiss Cancer League has mobilized more than 45 sports clubs and athletes in a variety of disciplines to get Switzerland moving: marathon, judo, beach volley, ice hockey, fencing, volleyball, martial arts, triathlon, Swiss wrestling, skiing, golf, curling, handball, mountain biking, as well as the Swiss Cancer League’s sports groups for those affected by cancer, etc. A photo of athletes and sports clubs under the banner #supportthroughsport shall be posted with a message of encouragement to participate in sports on the Swiss Cancer League’s Facebook and Instagram pages, from 9 January to 4 February 2018: facebook.com/krebsliga; facebook.com/Liguesuissecontrelecancer, #krebsliga

The Swiss Ice Hockey Cup Final
The Swiss Ice Hockey Cup Final shall be held on World Cancer Day, 4 February 2018, in Rapperswil or Ajoie. The organizers would like to engage the public attending this outstanding sports event in the fight against cancer by collecting donations for the Swiss Cancer League.

A Hockey Match with Veteran All Stars
The veteran Swiss hockey idols – Slava Bykov, David Aebischer, Kevin Lötscher, Patrice Brasey, Beni Plüss, to name a few – will face off in a charity hockey tournament on 3 February 2018 at 18:00, at the Tissot Arena Bienne/Biel. This all-star event was initiated by Tobias Lehmann, veteran HC Bienne hockey player, who was also affected by cancer. The proceeds from the evening shall be donated to the Jura Cancer League and the Bern Cancer League. 

In 2018, World Cancer Day will be another great occasion to get Switzerland moving!


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Swiss Cancer League
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3001 Bern