Jun 04

National Cancer Survivor’s Day

 

 

Observed annually on the first Sunday in June, National Cancer Survivor’s Day has been set aside to “demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality.”

Each year on National Cancer Survivor’s Day, events and celebrations are held and hosted around the United States by local communities, hospitals and support groups honoring cancer survivors.  Events may include parades, carnivals, art exhibits, contests and testimonies. President George W. Bush and the National Cancer Institute director each included a commencement at the 2008 celebration.

 

So today is my day and my mom’s day and countless other people’s day.  I’m a kidney cancer survivor – 11 years now!

My mom survived colon cancer TWICE

My sister-in-law survived breast cancer

It hasn’t been all good though.  There have been many more in my extended family who did not survive. 

 

Congratulations to the survivors on this special “Who Knew” holiday, National Cancer Survivor’s Day

 

 

 

 

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