National Cancer Survivors Dayandreg; is Sunday, June 4, 2017. This unique
celebration will mark the 30th annual National Cancer Survivors Day. Thousands
of people in hundreds of communities across the globe will hold celebrations
on this day to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life
after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring.
In celebration, the
Peitz Cancer Support House of Baxter Regional Medical Center is hosting
National Cancer Survivors Day: Hope in Motion on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Cancer survivors and a guest are
invited to attend.
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Peitz Cancer Support House on the
BRMC campus, just across Hospital Drive from the Cline Emergency Center
Entrance of BRMC. A Hope in Motion Parade will begin at 6 p.m., followed
by a special guest comedian and dinner for survivors and their guests.
The parade and dinner are free of charge, and event t-shirts available
are available for $20 each, or $10 each for survivors.
Come see how life after cancer is more than just surviving. It can be beautiful,
abundant, and fulfilling. And that’s something to celebrate,”
says Melissa Hudson, PCSH Coordinator. “You will find our community’s
National Cancer Survivors Day celebration filled with joy, hope, camaraderie,
and compassion as we acknowledge our community’s cancer survivors.
We will also recognize the contributions of their families, friends, and
healthcare providers and raise awareness of the ongoing challenges faced
by cancer survivors today.”
Anyone living with a history of cancer - from the moment of diagnosis through
the remainder of life – is a cancer survivor, according to the National
Cancer Survivors Day® Foundation. In the United States alone, there
are more than 15.5 million people living with a history of cancer.
Major advances in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment have
resulted in longer survival, and therefore, a growing number of cancer
survivors. However, a cancer diagnosis can leave a host of problems in
its wake. Physical, financial, and emotional hardships often persist for
years after diagnosis and treatment. Survivors may face many challenges,
such as limited access to cancer specialists and promising new treatments,
inadequate or no health insurance, financial hardships, difficulty finding
employment, psychosocial struggles, and a lack of understanding from family
and friends. In light of these difficulties, our community needs to focus
on improving the quality of life for cancer survivors.
Despite the numerous challenges they face, cancer survivors live full,
productive lives and serve as an inspiration to all of us,” said
Hudson. “It’s time for our community to stand with them and
help find ways to lessen the burdens a cancer diagnosis brings.”
Pre-registration is required. Please call the PCSH at (870) 508-CARE (2273) for more information and
to register to attend.
Click here to download registration form. Visit
www.ncsd.org for more information about National Cancer Survivors Dayandreg;.