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Today, We Celebrate Life After Cancer. Today Is National Cancer Survivors Day.

Sunday, June 03, 2018
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Today – June 3, 2018 – marks the 31st annual National Cancer Survivors Day®. Welcome to the celebration! Tens of thousands of people in hundreds of communities across the globe are joining you in celebrating life after cancer.

Today, on National Cancer Survivors Day® 2018, we come together – as cancer survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, family members, and friends – to acknowledge those who are living with a history of cancer and to bring attention to the ongoing challenges they all face. But, most importantly, we come together to celebrate life

Today is a day for citizens around the world to stand with the cancer survivors in their community and make a commitment to lessening the burden of cancer survivorship. It is a day to advocate for more resources, research, and legislation to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors.

But it is also a day to celebrate. 

Today, we celebrate a new era in cancer survivorship, as medical advances are allowing cancer survivors to live longer, healthier, more abundant lives than ever before. We celebrate the personal milestones, no matter how small. And we celebrate life. It may be messy and complicated and unpredictable at times, but it can also be beautiful, meaningful, and inspiring. And that's something to celebrate! 

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.

Let’s raise awareness of the challenges of cancer survivorship.

More Americans than ever are surviving cancer. However, despite their growing numbers, cancer survivors often must contend with rapidly rising drug costs, inadequate insurance coverage, difficulty finding or keeping employment, and ongoing physical, psychological, and financial struggles.

We want to send the message that life after cancer is about more than just counting years. It’s about making those years count. Help spread the message by sharing a post like this one to your social media sites:

Life after cancer is about more than just counting years. It’s about making those years count. Let’s work together to lessen the burden of cancer survivorship. Join us to #CelebrateLife and raise awareness on National Cancer Survivors Day, June 3. #NCSD2018

Don’t Forget to Tag Us

Don’t forget to tag us in your National Cancer Survivors Day® posts and use the hashtag #NCSD2018 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® 2018!