Welcome to the National Cancer Survivors Day® 2022 Celebration of Life! Thousands of people in hundreds of communities around the world are celebrating life with you today.
As we commemorate this 35th annual National Cancer Survivors Day®, we come together – as cancer survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, family members, and friends – to champion all people who are living with a history of cancer and to bring attention to the ongoing challenges they still face.
Today is a day to advocate for more resources, research, and legislation to improve quality of life for cancer survivors. It is a day to commit to lessening the burdens of cancer survivorship.
It is also a day to celebrate.
We are here to celebrate cancer survivors. To celebrate the research programs, medical breakthroughs, and treatment advances that are allowing cancer survivors to live longer, healthier, better lives than ever before. To celebrate the personal milestones of cancer survivorship, no matter how small they may seem.
We are here to show the world that there is life after cancer. It can be complicated and chaotic at times. But it can also be beautiful, meaningful, triumphant, defiant, ordinary, and extraordinary. And that is something to celebrate.
We believe all cancer survivors deserve a life with less complication and more celebration. Thank you for joining us as we commemorate National Cancer Survivors Day® 2022. Let the celebration begin!
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.
As the number of cancer survivors continues to grow, it is becoming ever more important to address the unique needs of this population. In addition to facing a serious illness, cancer survivors must contend with rapidly rising medical costs, inadequate insurance coverage, difficulty finding or keeping employment, and ongoing physical, psychological, and financial struggles that persist even after treatment ends.
Today, we want to send the message that life after cancer is something worth celebrating, and a better quality of life for cancer survivors is worth fighting for. Join us by sharing a post like this one to your social media pages:
Don’t Forget to Tag Us in Your Posts
We’re excited about National Cancer Survivors Day® 2022, and we hope you are too. And make sure to share your National Cancer Survivors Day® pictures and stories with us on social media by using the hashtag #NCSD2022 and tagging us in your posts. We can’t wait to see your photos and hear your stories.
Thank you for joining us in celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day® 2022!