National Cancer Survivors Day
Today there is an epidemic that has reached every social level. Wealth and education are not protection. Although there are ways to decrease the chance that someone will be among the nearly 2 million people affected each year, the causes of this disease are not well understood. Each year, 450 people are diagnosed with one or more of the many types of cancer. 171 people die.
Many survivors find happiness and fulfillment in their lives. Cancer Survivor Day celebrates those who have overcome the most dreadful of illnesses and are now able to live happy, full lives. It is a day for people who have similar stories to share their triumphs and celebrate their perseverance. This is a difficult feat that deserves to be celebrated and appreciated. It is the belief that there is hope for a better future and that it is possible to live a normal life after being diagnosed with cancer.
Cancer Survivor Day was created to honor and celebrate those who have fought cancer and won. It also helps to bring hope to those still fighting this horrible disease. Who is a cancer survivor then? According to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, a survivor is anyone who has had a history of cancer from the time of diagnosis until the end of their lives. Although the numbers seem terrible, there is hope. In the US, 14.5 million people have survived or are currently living with cancer, and 32 million worldwide. These numbers are a testament to great success and the survival rate is increasing with each year.
Most people view cancer as a death sentence. The fear and anxiety that it causes is overwhelming. Both those with cancer and their families must know that there is hope. There are many organizations around the globe that help cancer patients and their families get through the long and difficult road of treatment and recovery.
Cancer Survivor Day also aims to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and treatment. It’s not over, but the fight against cancer isn’t over. In fact, it’s only heating up. A cure for cancer can be found with the help of organizations such as the American Cancer Association and National Cancer Survivor’s Day Foundation.
It’s an opportunity for thousands to come together to honor those who have survived. It’s a way to show support to survivors, family members, and anyone else who has been affected by this life-altering illness.
It is a great moment to celebrate, and to gather your loved ones. There are many ways you can draw attention to the lives of those who have survived cancer, and to show support for them. It is a chance to meet others and to bring awareness to the continuing challenges faced by cancer survivorship. When you interact with and celebrate with a survivor, there may be tears of joy and sadness.
To celebrate Cancer Survivor’s Day, it is important to get involved in the fundraising activities of the organization to help raise awareness and funds. You can participate in events around the country or the world. A person might find an event in their locality that offers food and entertainment, as well as a special ceremony for cancer survivors. If you know someone with cancer, please take the time to invite them to an event. They will be able to congratulate them for surviving and bring hope to others living with it.
On Cancer Survivor’s Day, there are many other ways to honor a cancer survivor. One option is to send a card of appreciation and encouragement. Imagine yourself as a survivor opening the mail to find a message from a loved. A person might want to call and wish someone well, and also acknowledge their sacrifices. You can also celebrate a survivor with a request for lunch or coffee, a small gift, or a party with survivors, close friends, and family.
If you are a survivor of cancer, you might want to meet other survivors or people you know to congratulate and support one another. Let this be a time for sharing and support.
Education is another way of celebrating and educating oneself on the journey to learn more about cancer. There are many resources, people to talk with, and research that can help one understand the complexity of cancer.
It is important to unite to acknowledge that although it was not an easy road, the survivor has now lived a full life. They are now free from the disease or illness and can celebrate the freedom that comes with being cancer-free.