World Gynecologic Oncology Day/September 20th

Campaign 2022

The fourth World Gynecologic Oncology Day campaign: Protect your health every day.

During the fourth World GO Day globe turned purple again! Thousands of patients came together with over 60 health organisations, groups of medical professionals and experts to support one goal: raising awareness about a group of gynaecological cancers that more than one million women are diagnosed with each year. In 2022, we were focusing on endometrial cancer, and our main theme was choosing a healthy lifestyle and staying physically active, as key prevention strategies against endometrial cancer.

This is where our main messages came from:

First message was #GOforhealthylifestyle because living healthies is a major source or prevention. #ProtectYourHealthEveryDay was the second main hashtag of World GO Day.

To celebrate World GO Day in 2022, plenty of outdoor activities for everyone took place under one banner: the Go for action challenge. “The goal of our challenge is simple: to inspire and motivate women all around the world to improve their health by incorporating regular physical activity into their daily routine, for instance, by Nordic walking, light jogging, swimming, cycling, whatever they enjoy! There are lots of activities to try – regardless of your age and physical fitness,” said Nicole Concin, President of European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO[1]).

[1] ESGO is Europe’s foremost gynaecological cancer organisation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women with gynaecological cancers through prevention, research and excellence in care and education.

In-person initiatives were also be organized, and the interactive map was filled with a lot of activities. ENGAGe is very thankful to its members for a constant active participation in the World GO Day and for their creative ideas. Because active lifestyle, togetherness and prevention can truly make a difference.

Last but not least the words from Jalid Sehouli, ENGAGe Chair:

Ovarian, uterine (endometrial), cervical and other gynaecological cancers are among the most common cancers affecting women. But women themselves often don’t know the symptoms or may be too embarrassed to consult their doctor. “The incidence of endometrial cancer is rising. Lifestyle and genetics can affect the risk of developing endometrial cancer. We’d therefore like to use World GO Day to raise awareness and highlight the importance of physical activity, nutrition and genetic counselling,” added Jalid Sehouli.

To view the highlights of GO Day 2022 check out this video!