The Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor in Partnership with the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center, and with generous support of Trinity Health Michigan, to Recognize Cancer Survivors and Raise Awareness on National Cancer Survivors Day
June 4th, 2023, will mark the 36th annual National Cancer Survivors Day® Celebration of Life.
National Cancer Survivors Day® is Sunday, June 4th. On this day, people around the world will unite to recognize cancer survivors, raise awareness of the ongoing challenges these survivors face because of their disease, and – most importantly – celebrate life.
To commemorate National Cancer Survivors Day®, The Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor has partnered with The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, and has the generous support of Trinity Health Michigan, to host a Cancer Survivors Day Celebration. It is a celebration for anyone who has been impacted by cancer to connect with others and honor milestones in their journey.
The celebration of survivors, which is open to caregivers and loved ones as well, will feature exhibits on survivorship issues, formal program and welcome, keynote speaker, entertainment, food, and drinks. This local event is part of a worldwide celebration coordinated by the National Cancer Survivors Day® Foundation.
This free event is open to the public on June 4th, 2023 from 12:30pm-3:30pm and will be held in the Morris J. Lawrence Building on the Campus of Washtenaw Community College (4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105)
Anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life – is a cancer survivor, according to the National Cancer Survivors Day® Foundation. In the U.S. alone, there are more than 18 million cancer survivors.
By 2030, the number of cancer survivors in the U.S. is projected to increase to 22.2 million. As the number of survivors continues to grow, it is becoming increasingly important to address the unique needs of this population. In addition to facing a serious illness, cancer survivors must contend with rising drug costs; inadequate insurance coverage; difficulty finding or keeping jobs; and ongoing physical, emotional, and financial struggles that can persist even after treatment ends. Considering these challenges, our community must stand together in supporting survivors on National Cancer Survivors Day® and beyond.
Visit cancersupportannarbor.org/survivorsday for more information.
About the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor
Cancer Support Community (CSC) of Greater Ann Arbor is part of an international non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. All programs are completely free of charge and offered in a comfortable, home-like environment. The Cancer Support Community offers professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, nutrition and exercise programs, and stress-reduction classes that empower and educate people touched by cancer. CSC is the only organization in Washtenaw Country devoted solely to providing this support, education, and hope to cancer patients, their friends, family, and children. The center is located at 2010 Hogback Road, Suite 3, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. For more information: www.cancersupportannarbor.org.