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It’s Time to Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Celebrate Life!Today – June 4, 2017 – marks the 30th annual National Cancer Survivors Day®. Welcome to the celebration! Thousands of people in hundreds of communities around the world are celebrating life with you today.

National Cancer Survivors Day® is an unforgettable Celebration of Life for anyone who has been touched by cancer. Today, we gather – as cancer survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, family members, and friends – to pay tribute to those who are living with a history of cancer and to bring attention to the ongoing challenges they still face, but, most importantly, to celebrate life.

Life after cancer is about more than just surviving. It’s about living. It’s celebrating milestones, both the major and the mundane. It’s about thriving, in spite of adversity.

Thanks in part to medical breakthroughs, cancer survivors are living longer, more active lives than they ever have before. And that’s something to celebrate. However, survivors still face ongoing hardships because of their disease.

Today, on National Cancer Survivors Day® 2017, may citizens across the globe stand with the cancer survivors in their community and make a commitment to lessening this burden of cancer survivorship. Let today be a celebration of how abundant life after cancer can be. But may it also be a call to action for more research, resources, and legislation to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors.

Who is a cancer survivor?

The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a survivor as anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. National Cancer Survivors Day® offers your community an opportunity to show that it has a valuable and vital cancer survivor population, as well as to make a commitment to improving the lives of cancer survivors.

Get the Word Out – Now Is the Time to Address the Challenges of Cancer Survival

On National Cancer Survivors Day® 2017, let’s spread the message that life after cancer is about more than just surviving; it’s about living well. Now is the time to address the challenges of cancer survival.

Please post the following messages to your social media sites:

On Facebook and Instagram: Life after cancer is about more than just surviving. It’s about living well. Now is the time to address the challenges of cancer survival. Join us as we #CelebrateLife and raise awareness on National Cancer Survivors Day, June 4. #NCSD2017

On Twitter: Life after cancer is about more than just surviving. #CelebrateLife, raise awareness on National Cancer Survivors Day, June 4. #NCSD2017

You can also download these graphics to share on your social media sites to show your support for National Cancer Survivors Day®.

Don’t Forget to Tag Us

Don’t forget to tag us in your National Cancer Survivors Day® posts and use the hashtag #NCSD2017 so we can follow along with your Celebration of Life. We can’t wait to see your photos and hear your stories.

Thank you for joining us in celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day® 2017!