National Cancer Survivors Day is observed every year on the first Sunday of June and in 2021, the day is observed on June 6. The first observance was made on June 5, 1988.
It is an international event to raise awareness of cancer, sufferers and survivors.
The day is also an opportunity to inspire those recently diagnosed, support families impacted by cancer and educate the community on the importance of cancer screenings.
The aim of observing National Cancer Survivors Day is to support survivors and improving their quality of life by providing advice, information and education to hospitals, medical establishments, cancer support groups and other cancer support organisations.
A survivor is anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and survived, but even survivors have lasting effects on their lives left by cancer, and this can affect them and their family in numerous ways.
Today is a day of celebration for all cancer survivors and their friends and families and a day to raise awareness of cancer and how it affects their lives.
The event is a celebration of those who have survivors, hope for the newly diagnosed, support for affected families and outreach in the community.
Anyone can arrange an event on the occasion of National Cancer Survivors Day and all they have to do is contact a foundation that is working for cancer awareness.
From this organisation (these organisations), one can register the event and get the support and advice needed for running the event as well as ordering any merchandise needed for the event, there is a deadline for ordering merchandise and registering events.
Events for the day may include meetings of survivors, meals, bake sales and coffee mornings, sponsored events, social events, dances, parades, pamper days, and much more, any fun and social way of fundraising and awareness-raising is possible.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult phase for all of us, however, for cancer patients it has been even more difficult.
In several countries, cancer screening during the pandemic fell by several percentages. The number, however, is gradually improving.
On National Cancer Survivors Day today, the entire team of The Story Mug salutes all the cancer survivors and their families and friends.
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