NCSD 2021 – A Look Back at an Incredibly Unique National Cancer Survivors Day

NCSD 2021 Was Undeniably Different, But Still a Day Worth Celebrating

Each year, NCSD national sponsor Coping magazine publishes an exclusive feature of National Cancer Survivors Day® in its July/August issue, using photos submitted by NCSD event coordinators. However, as we all know, 2021 looked different.

Due to COVID-19, some organizations hosted online or socially distanced celebrations. However, unlike 2020, many events were able to be held in person again.

While our utmost concern was for everyone’s safety, we were blown away by the creativity and ingenuity of the organizations, businesses, and individuals who found a unique way to celebrate life.

Here are some of the ways survivors, loved ones, and professionals still “came together” to honor and celebrate cancer survivors! Thank you for making National Cancer Survivors Day® something special. We can’t wait to see what NCSD 2022 has in store!

Nature Walks and Hikes

Bishop, CA – Survivor Becky Hutto spent National Cancer Survivors Day® enjoying a dose of nature therapy and a mountain medicine hike at Inyo National Forest.
Mt Washington, NH – These “Camp Champions,” a group of survivors and siblings, paused at the peak of Mount Washington to celebrate summiting their 5th of 11 mountains conquered in two days,

Drive-Through and Outdoor Celebrations

Kansas City, MO – A colorectal cancer survivor in a yellow convertible braked for a “strong arm selfie” before coasting through Gilda’s Club Kansas City’s Survivors Day drive-through event.
Sugar Land, TX – Members of Pink Phurree, the first all-women cancer survivor dragon boat team in Texas, gathered by Brooks Lake during their National Cancer Survivors Day® celebration.
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