June 5, 2022 is the 35th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day

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Celebrate survivorship on National Cancer Survivors Day with an event or by getting together with your favorite cancer survivor for a bonding day.

National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June. It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community. On National Cancer Survivors Day®, people around the world will unite to recognize cancer survivors, raise awareness of the ongoing challenges cancer survivors face, and – most importantly – celebrate life.” 

women getting together on national cancer survivor day event

You can organize a public event with the National Survivors Day assistance, or find a keynote speaker to visit your group. They even have a National Survivors Day catalogue so your group leaders (or survivor day enthusiasts) can wear an official t-shirt. Their are buttons and other products available as well.

One of my favorite offerings in their catalogue is a packet of daisy seeds to hand out to guests as a Celebration of Life on National Cancer Survivors Day.

There is nothing that feels more appropriate as we celebrate than a living, growing plant in your yard or on your window sill to remind you of our collective gratitude.

daisy seed packet for national cancer survivor day
daisy as celebration of life

Or, you could have a private, personal celebration with a cancer survivor that you love.

friends having coffee at cafe on national cancer survivor day

{Keep it simple.}

Invite a survivor and a few friends to get together for coffee or a meal at a restaurant and make it a celebration of their survivorship.

{Go BIG.}

Have a party! They have some “themespiration” for you. Here are my favorites!

  • Enjoy the Ride: instead of the roller coaster of cancer treatment, go to an amusement park and ride a real roller coaster. There’s nothing like thrills & chills to make you glad to be a survivor.
  • I Will Survive: everyone can channel their inner Gloria Gaynor at this disco-themed event. Break out the disco ball, the bell-bottoms, and your best John Travolta moves. There’s nothing like dancing the night away to make a person grateful to be alive.
  • Joie de Vivre: have a French Garden Tea Party where women wear flowing floral dresses and men wear berets. Use fancy tea cups & have blossoms everywhere. Play French music in the background for ambiance.
  • Survivor: everyone loves the TV show, now is there chance to compete in obstacle courses, limbo and other Survivor-type competitions. Then end the party with a tiki luau.
  • Savor the Sweet Life: have an ice cream sundae bar where everyone serves themselves and talk about their sweet life.
  • Rise and Shine, Survivors: get together for breakfast. Great way to start National Cancer Survivor Day!

Cancer ribbons vector by Vecteezy.

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June 5, 2022 is the 35th Annual National Cancer Survivors DayJune 5, 2022 is the 35th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day