Every year, without fail, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital would make it a point to organize Cancer Survivors Day to celebrate survivorship with cancer survivors. It is open to all survivors regardless where they got their treatment from. The event was graciously hosted by Macalister Mansion. In attendance were 40 survivors who came from diverse backgrounds in terms of the types of cancer they had.
The first Sunday in June is National Cancer Survivors’ Day, which is an annual, treasured celebration of life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide. Many patients do not see themselves as survivors until they are completely finished with treatment, but according to most of the cancer institutes, anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life – is a cancer survivor.
“The day when a person gets diagnosed with cancer is no doubt the most impactful days of their lives, and we don’t take that lightly. We want to be there with them throughout their cancer fighting journey, from the day they were diagnosed right through their treatment and survivorship,” said Ms Joan “It’s so heartwarming to see survivors living their life to the fullest. This is our way of honouring all cancer survivors because they are truly deserving. They are our role models and true testament to how powerful the human spirit is.