When is National Cancer Survivors Day?

“National Cancer Survivors Day, an annual celebration of life that is held in hundreds of communities throughout the world, is traditionally held on the first Sunday in June.

According to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation website, “participants unite in a symbolic event to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality.”

With new treatments in cancer care, the number of cancer survivors is growing every year.

And you do not need to be done with treatment to be a survivor.

From the moment of your diagnosis, you are a cancer survivor.

Cancer Services will be hosting their 20th Annual Celebration of Life for National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 7.

All cancer survivors, both in and out of treatment, and their friends and family are invited to attend and join in the fais do do, with Cajun music, dancing and food.

To RSVP call the office at (225) 927-2273.

For more information contact Courtney Britton, librarian at Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, at (225) 927-2273, cbritton@cancerservices.org, or visit the Education Center at 550 Lobdell Ave., Baton Rouge.

ä Internet Resources:

National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Cancer Survivorship

cdc.gov/cancer/survivorship/index.htm

This column is presented as a service by Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, a United Way affiliate.