Welcome to the National Cancer Survivors Day® 2021 Celebration of Life! Today, you join thousands of cancer survivors and supporters around the world who are celebrating life after cancer.
As we commemorate this 34th 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 face.
Today, we take a stand for cancer survivors. We make a commitment to lessening the burden of cancer survivorship. We use our voices to call for more resources, research, and legislation to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors.
Today, we also celebrate.
We celebrate the research programs, the medical breakthroughs, and the treatment advances that are allowing cancer survivors to live longer, healthier, more active lives than ever before. We celebrate the personal milestones of cancer survivorship, no matter how small. We celebrate the researchers, the advocates, the doctors, nurses, caregivers, and, above all, we celebrate cancer survivors.
Today, we celebrate life. Though it may be unpredictable, it may be complicated, and even difficult at times, life after cancer can also be beautiful, inspiring, and profound. And, now more than ever, that is 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.
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 drug 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® 2021, 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 #NCSD2021 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® 2021!