This year marks the 30th anniversary for National Cancer Survivors Day.
Are you planning a special celebration in honor of someone you know who has survived their battle with cancer? Are you taking part in a local community event that has been scheduled to pay tribute to cancer survivors in your area?
As defined by the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, a cancer survivor is: “Anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life”. The purpose of the Foundation is to help raise awareness of improving cancer survivors quality of life and the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship.
If you haven’t considered recognizing a cancer survivor in your family or within your community, there is still time to do so. Visit the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation webpage at: http://www.ncsd.org/index.htm to learn how you can take part in an event that has been scheduled in your community.
If you are unable to attend a local event, consider doing something on your own to recognize someone you know (family member, relative, friend, co-worker) who has fought their own battle with cancer. A few ideas to consider:
- Send a message or card letting them know you are thinking of them on National Cancer Survivor’s Day.
- Send flowers or a cookie card in recognition of National Cancer Survivor’s Day.
- Say a special prayer for them on National Cancer Survivor’s Day.
- Make a tax-deductible donation in their honor to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation by visiting: http://www.ncsd.org/donation.
We all know someone who has been impacted by cancer and how emotionally and physically draining this can be for the patient as well as the family. Take a moment to reach out and recognize someone on this very special day of celebration for Cancer Survivors!
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