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NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY – First Sunday in June

National Cancer Survivor's Day First Sunday in June

National Cancer Survivor’s Day First Sunday in June

NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY

Observed annually on the first Sunday in June, National Cancer Survivors Day has been set aside to “demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality”

Each year on National Cancer Survivors Day, events and celebrations are held and hosted around the United States, by local towns, cities, hospitals and support groups  honoring local cancer survivors.  Events may include parades, carnivals, art exhibits, contests and testimonies.  United States President George W. Bush and the National Cancer Institute director each included a commencement at the 2008 celebration.

More information on National Cancer Survivors Day can be found on their official website .

NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY HISTORY

National Cancer Survivors Day, an “unofficial” National holiday, was first announced by Merril Hastings during the second national conference meeting of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivor-ship in Albuquerque, New Mexico on November 20, 1987.    Hastings then filed the name as an International Class 042 Service and also registered it with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the name of Pulse Publications.   The first National Cancer Survivors Day was held on June 5, 1988.

Another great resource is the  “Queen of Holidays” Jace Shoemaker-Galloway .

DATES
June 7, 2015
June 5, 2016
June 4, 2017
June 3, 2018
June 2, 2019

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