National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual 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 an OUTREACH to the community. On National Cancer Survivors Day, thousands gather across the globe to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring.
It is a day for everyone, whether you're a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional. This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including America’s more than 16.9 million cancer survivors – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way. It is also a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship in order to promote more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.
On National Cancer Survivors Day, we celebrate the cancer survivors in our lives--they are our friends, co-workers, children, our brothers and sisters, our mothers and fathers, and neighbors. Here at the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, they are our colleagues, board members, volunteers, and supporters. We have all been touched by cancer in some way--whether it's through our own journey or through someone we know and love. But cancer does not have to take all—and these survivors are proof that you can thrive after a cancer diagnosis and treatment. On National Cancer Survivors Day, and every day, we celebrate life, survivorship, and continue to be inspired by the survivors in our lives.