National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is held on the first Sunday in June – This Year, on June 2nd. Hundreds of cities across the U.S. and abroad will hold celebrations on this day to acknowledge the cancer survivors in their community, to raise awareness of the ongoing challenges cancer survivors face because of their disease, and – most importantly – to celebrate life.
With more than 15.5 million people living with and beyond cancer in the U.S. today – and more than 32 million cancer survivors worldwide – everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by cancer.
We reached out to a local Cancer Survivor and Army Veteran, Maggie Lee – of Green Bay, and she offered this:
“As a cancer survivor, I am grateful for every day. No day is wasted, because every day is a gift.”
The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation is encouraging everyone – cancer survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, family members, and friends – to join their community’s NCSD celebration. To find the one nearest you, check with your local cancer treatment center, hospital, or American Cancer Society office.
The following is a suggested post for your social media sites:
Life after cancer is something worth celebrating. And a better quality of life for ALL cancer survivors is worth fighting for. Let’s #CelebrateLife and raise awareness of the challenges of cancer survivorship on National Cancer Survivors Day, June 2. #NCSD2019
National Cancer Survivors Day® 2019 is supported nationally by Bristol-Myers Squibb, Coping with Cancer magazine, Elekta, Exelixis, Janssen Biotech, and Takeda Oncology.