Tuesday, May 14, 2013 —
National Cancer Survivors Day is a worldwide celebration of life that is held annually on the first Sunday in June in hundreds of communities throughout the United States, Canada and other participating countries. Participants unite in a symbolic event to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful and productive. 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 life.
“On Cancer Survivors Day, we celebrate our patients’ survivorship over cancer,” says Thomas.
“Cancer survivors face each day with courage and dignity, and we want them to know that they serve as an inspiration to us all.”
FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital’s National Cancer Survivors Day celebration is free and open to cancer survivors, their families and friends, and to the physicians and other health-care personnel who treat cancer patients. For more information about attending or for directions, call (800) 213-3284 toll-free.