National Cancer Survivors Day is the first Sunday in June every year. Many cancer centers and advocacy groups around the country commemorate this day with a celebratory event. We usually celebrate with (what else?) – education! This year we added 2 new survivorship education videos to our collection – Actions & Attitudes for Cancer Survivors and Survivorship Benefits of Proton Therapy. The Navigating Life After Cancer webinar is another good survivor resource. And, of course, if you haven’t already been given (or created) a survivorship care plan, we encourage you to use the OncoLife Survivorship Care Plan tool to create a plan to discuss with your care team.
In addition, this year, we decided to expand our celebration a bit – hosting an informational table at our cancer center. We had representatives from many of the integrative services offered in our cancer center, quite a few survivors, learned about wigs, Reiki, acupuncture and massage, and had a few visits from our favorite fur-nurse, therapy dog Finn! We also had survivors participate in an art project, sharing their keys to survivorship. I thought I’d share some pictures from our event and hope you will share what your center did to recognize the 14 million (and counting) cancer survivors in the U.S. and what YOUR keys to survivorship are!
P.S. The answer to the wig question is – The one on the left is all human hair, the one in the middle is a blend of human & synthetic, the one on the right is all synthetic (and cost being high to low, left to right). At the table, we all agreed the blend looked nicest!