National Cancer Survivors Day is June 7th.
Frederick, Md.- Sunday, June 7, 2020, marks the 33rd annual National Cancer Survivors Day® Celebration of Life – the day set aside each year to recognize cancer survivors, raise awareness of the ongoing challenges cancer survivors face because of their disease, and celebrate life.
With nearly 17 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. On Sunday, June 7, 2020, people around the world are coming together to acknowledge these cancer survivors, and to raise awareness of the challenges of cancer survivorship, as part of the 33rd annual National Cancer Survivors Day®.
National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is held on the first Sunday in June. It is a day to recognize cancer survivors, raise awareness of the ongoing challenges cancer survivors face because of their disease, and – most importantly – celebrate life.
Today’s cancer survivors are living longer, better quality lives than ever before. National Cancer Survivors Day® gives these survivors – and those who support them – a special day each year to celebrate life and to show the world that you can have a good life after a cancer diagnosis.
”Life after cancer is more than just surviving,” says Janet Rhoderick, oncology operations manager at Frederick Health. “It’s about finding ways to live well and thrive.”
National Cancer Survivors Day is also a call to action. Cancer survivors face ongoing, often long-lasting, hardships because of their disease. On National Cancer Survivors Day®, we want to raise awareness of the many challenges of cancer survivorship and advocate for further research, more resources, and increased public awareness to improve the lives of cancer survivors.
“Although our annual National Cancer Survivors Day® celebration has been canceled due to COVID-19, we want to acknowledge our community’s cancer survivors, as well as the contributions of their families, friends, healthcare providers, and their caretakers,” says Janet. “We encourage everyone – cancer survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, family members, and friends – to join the worldwide celebration.”
Leading up to National Cancer Survivors Day®, Frederick Health urges everyone to spread the message that life after cancer is something worth celebrating, and a better quality of life for cancer survivors is worth fighting for. You can connect with cancer survivors and supporters around the world on Sunday, June 7, by using the hashtag #NCSD2020 and following National Cancer Survivors Day® on Facebook (Facebook.com/CancerSurvivorsDay), Instagram (@cancersurvivorsday), and Twitter (@survivorsday).
For more information about cancer care at Frederick Health, visit frederickhealth.org/cancercare or call 240-566-4100