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National Cancer Survivors Day

June 2nd marks the 26th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD); a commemorative Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide and around the world. It is a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families and a platform for outreach to the community. Participants unite in a symbolic event to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful, productive and even inspiring.



This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including America’s nearly 14 million cancer survivors – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones
and recognize those who have supported them along the way.  It is a day for everyone, whether you're a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional. The event is open to all and anyone can host an NCSD event. To learn more about getting started, follow the link to see 7 simple steps to NCSD event organization.



The non-profit organization, National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, provides free guidance, education and networking opportunities to hundreds of hospitals, support groups and other cancer-related organizations that host NCSD events in their communities. Through NCSD, the Foundation works to improve the quality of life for cancer survivors by educating the public on the issues of survivorship.



The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a “survivor” as anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of their life. NCSD is an opportunity for your community to demonstrate that it has an active, productive cancer survivor population.


To locate an event near you, contact your local cancer treatment center, hospital, or American Cancer Society office. NCSD's Facebook Page has posts about various events as well.  If your community doesn’t currently hold an NCSD celebration, you can help organize one. Click here to find out how.