The cam­paign en­cour­ages ev­ery­one to:

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Read 8 books this year.

Com­mu­ni­ties can ben­e­fit greatly from read­ing. Read­ing in­creases knowl­edge and with the in­crease in knowl­edge comes an in­crease in tol­er­ance and cre­ates a bet­ter com­mu­nity. In ad­di­tion to this, re­searchers at Yale Univer­sity ran a study, ask­ing 3,635 par­tic­i­pants over 50 years-old about their read­ing habits. Over the course of the study, the re­searchers con­sis­tently found that the groups of read­ers lived longer than the non-read­ers.

“This find­ing sug­gests that read­ing books pro­vide a sur­vival ad­van­tage due to the im­mer­sive na­ture that helps main­tain cog­ni­tive sta­tus,” au­thors of study said.

Give 8: Raise funds for your lo­cal can­cer re­search (in what­ever cur­rency, so for ex­am­ple in Qatar, you would give 8 Qatari Riyals, in the UK you would be en­cour­aged to do­nate 8 pounds to your lo­cal can­cer char­ity, for In­dia 8 ru­pees, for the Philip­pines 8 pe­sos, for Greece 8 Eu­ros etc.) The pur­pose of this is that each per­son helps their lo­cal can­cer char­ity. There is no one col­lect­ing funds or no web­site to send funds to. It is geared to­wards each com­mu­nity.

Mo­dul8: To mod­u­late means to ex­ert a mod­i­fy­ing or con­trol­ling in­flu­ence on, to reg­u­late, to har­mo­nize.

Yevgeny Zamy­atin once said, “A man is like a novel: un­til the very last page you don’t know how it will end. Other­wise it wouldn’t be worth read­ing.”

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