National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual celebration of life that is held on the first Sunday in June. Thousands gather to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful and rewarding.
National Cancer Survivors Day® 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.
This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer—including America’s more than 15.5 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 are encouraging people to make a donation in honor of a loved one.
Learn more about National Cancer Survivors Day on their website, or follow activity on social media with the hashtags #NCSD2018, #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay, and #CancerSurvivors.