Today, Sunday, June 7th is the 28th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day®. A survivor as anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. For those who have had cancer it is important to know where you can find continuing streams of information, education and support. That is part of what today is all about. Exercise plays a role in the life of a cancer survivor. Exercise has also been shown to provide benefits for breast cancer and lymphoma survivors. So, join us in letting cancer survivors know that you care!
What is National Cancer Survivors Day®?
National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual celebration that is held nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June. It is a day for everyone, whether you’re a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional.
It was created for a number of reasons:
1) Celebrating those who have survived cancer.
2) Inspiration for those recently diagnosed with cancer.
3) Support for families of those affected by cancer.
4) Outreach to the community about cancer.
5) Draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship.
What does the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation do?
National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation is a nonprofit that provides free guidance, education, and networking to hundreds of hospitals, support groups, and other cancer-related organizations.
Through National Cancer Survivors Day®, the Foundation works to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors by raising awareness of the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship.
Who is a cancer survivor?
The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines National Cancer Survivors Day® is an opportunity for your community to demonstrate that it has an active, productive cancer survivor population and to bring awareness to the challenges they face during and after treatment.
If your a survivor or know someone who is and your confused as to how you should begin exercising again please let us know. We can help!