World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is celebrated annually on the last Friday of September. On this day, everyone can not only enjoy a huge cup of coffee, but also take part in raising money for people with cancer. According to statistics, every second death on the planet is due to a cancerous tumor. Early diagnosis saves about 3,7 million lives every year.
The holiday was first celebrated in 1990 by MacMillan Cancer Support, and about 200 thousand people immediately took part in it. Today, the event raises more than $25 million, which goes to support organizations that are looking for a cure for cancer. The foundation was founded by Douglas MacMillan when his dad died of this disease. He wanted to help people who faced a similar problem.
- MacMillan opened the Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer; in this way, he wanted to help with advice, as well as information for patients with oncology.
- The MacMillan Foundation was one of the first to realize that cancer treatment requires financial investment.
- The organization provides grants for medical services, financial assistance to be spent on patient care, the purchase of medicines, prostheses, and other necessary things.
- Foundation founder Douglas MacMillan died of cancer in 1969.
How to take part
Organize a morning coffee. Donate whatever financial or other assistance you can to organizations that are looking for a cure for cancer. Write about the event on social networks, and attract as many people as possible to these noble deeds.
When is World’s Biggest Coffee Morning celebrated in 2023?
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is observed on the last Friday of September each year.