Every year, this month sees the celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day on the first Sunday of June, and 2018 is no different. Sunday, June 3rd is a day for cancer survivors and their families to come together to celebrate life and raise awareness of the challenges still faced by those that have survived cancer.
Cities around the country will hold celebrations as diverse as the people that live in them, with parades, festivals and parties.
According to the NCSD Foundation, the cancer death rate in the US has fallen by 25% since 1991, which is a great improvement and means more and more Americans are surviving cancer. However, survivors often have ongoing worries to contend with such as drug costs, inadequate insurance coverage and finding and keeping employment. The foundation is committed to helping improve the quality of life of survivors.
The NCSD Foundation wants to spread the message that life after cancer is about more than counting years, it’s about making those years count. And here at LimbO, we couldn’t agree more.
If you think there is any way you can help the foundation or organise a future event, contact the foundation.