A Message from the NCSD Foundation: COVID-19 and National Cancer Survivors Day

Updated February 2021

We’re Here to Help You Honor Cancer Survivors for National Cancer Survivors Day®

The NCSD Foundation is committed to supporting our NCSD event coordinators as you plan to honor the cancer survivors in your community for NCSD, however you choose to commemorate the day.

Along with you, the NCSD Foundation is aware of the impact COVID-19 is having on our local communities. The situation we are experiencing right now is unprecedented and unpredictable. We know how difficult it is to plan an event among all the uncertainties, especially an event for cancer survivors.

Optimistically, we hope that life will have mostly returned to normal by National Cancer Survivors Day® on June 6. Realistically, we recognize that this may not be the case for everyone. We are committed to supporting you as you plan to honor the cancer survivors in your community for National Cancer Survivors Day® 2021, however you choose to commemorate the day.

The NCSD Foundation will commemorate National Cancer Survivors Day® on Sunday, June 6, with an online awareness campaign. We are working on social media graphics and other web sharing resources for NCSD event coordinators to use online. These will be made available to you at a later date.

National Cancer Survivors Day® is more than just a party.

Sunday, June 6, 2021, will mark the 34th annual National Cancer Survivors Day®.

National Cancer Survivors Day® is more than just a party. It’s the one day each year when communities across the globe recognize the cancer survivors in their community, raise awareness of the ongoing challenges cancer survivors face because of their disease, and – most importantly –celebrate life. It’s also a call to action for further research, more resources, and increased public awareness to improve the lives of cancer survivors.

Traditionally, NCSD celebrations have included parades, carnivals, health fairs, awareness walks, candle-lighting ceremonies, and other community events. This year, celebrations may take place in-person, drive-thrus, or online. Some community gatherings may need to be postponed to a later date. Here are some ideas for socially distanced and virtual events.

As for the Foundation, we will continue to make resources available to all registered NCSD event coordinators, including official National Cancer Survivors Day® merchandise and free copies of Coping with Cancer magazine. We hope to have all materials shipped to you in time for celebrations to be held on June 6. However, should interruptions or delays arise, we will communicate those with you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience in working with us during this challenging time.

You can still register your event – FREE.

No matter how you choose to commemorate National Cancer Survivors Day® 2021, we encourage you to register your event with the NCSD Foundation at ncsd.org/register.

By registering your event, you gain access to the exclusive NCSD Speakers Bureau Roster (which has contact information for nationally recognized celebrities and keynote speakers), as well as other valuable resources. Most speakers are available virtually as well.

There is no cost to register, but you must register your event each year to use the copyrighted National Cancer Survivors Day® name and logo.

COVID-19 Resources for Cancer Survivors

As everyone is aware, the entire globe is facing a pandemic. To assist you, NCSD national supporter Coping with Cancer magazine has put together a list of resources specifically for cancer survivors and caregivers.

Coronavirus and Cancer: A list of resources for cancer survivors.

We’re here for you.

As you make plans to commemorate this special day, the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation is here to help. If you have questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@ncsd.org or give us a call at (615) 794-3006. As always, our services are free.

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