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3 Pro Tips for Publicizing Your Local National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration

Monday, May 18, 2015

NCSD walkersIf you’re hosting a Celebration of Life in your city on National Cancer Survivors Day®, Sunday, June 7, you probably want people to come to it, right?

However, in order for people to come to your NCSD event, they have to know about your event. Make sure the cancer survivors in your community don’t miss out on one of the largest cancer survivor celebrations in the world – start publicizing your National Cancer Survivors Day® event today.

Just follow these pro tips for publicizing your local National Cancer Survivors Day® celebration.

1. Reach Out to Local Media Outlets for NCSD Coverage
Encourage local media outlets, including TV stations, radio programs, newspapers, talk shows, and magazines, to cover your Survivors Day event. Send them a media kit with all the necessary information about your event, as well as a “sales pitch” explaining why they should publicize or cover National Cancer Survivors Day® in your community.

Nametag: hashtag20152. Generate Buzz about National Cancer Survivors Day® Using Social Media
If your cancer organization doesn’t already have a social media presence, create one on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Post announcements, photos, press releases, reminders, and other information about your Survivors Day event on a regular basis to build excitement. And don’t forget to use your organization’s website, blogs, and newsletters to generate some about National Cancer Survivors Day® as well.

3. Get Your Community Involved in Reaching Out to Cancer Survivors
Cover your town with fliers and posters promoting your National Cancer Survivors Day® celebration. Request to be included in community event calendars. Reach out to local bloggers, your city or county government, chamber of commerce, local tourism offices, religious groups, local businesses and organizations, cancer treatment centers, and hospitals, asking them get the word out to cancer survivors about your local NCSD event.

Check Out for More National Cancer Survivors Day® Publicity Tips and Resources

For more tips on getting the word out about National Cancer Survivors Day® and your local Celebration of Life, got to There, you’ll also find sample press releases, public service announcements, and letters you can customize to help publicize your NCSD event.

While you’re there, register your Survivors Day event and gain access to the exclusive NCSD Speakers Bureau Roster, official NCSD logos, and other valuable resources.

Do you have any tips for spreading the word about National Cancer Survivors Day®? Let us know in the comments. Or share them on Facebook or Twitter by using the hashtag #NCSD2015 and tagging us in your posts.