Saint Joseph Hospital will be celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 5 and will be extending special recognition for survivors and all those touched by cancer throughout the week that follows. Cancer Centers of Colorado, the comprehensive cancer treatment program at Saint Joseph Hospital, emphasizes compassionate support for patients, families, friends and caregivers of those diagnosed with cancer, so the celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day is a special time for the hospital as well as all those who were treated and cared for at Saint Joe's.
In addition to the activities taking place at Saint Joe's, thousands of people in hundreds of communities across the globe will hold celebrations on this day to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring. This local event is coordinated by the National Cancer Survivors Day® Foundation and supported nationally by Astellas, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Coping® with Cancer magazine.
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 United States alone, there are more than 14.5 million people living with a history of cancer.
To learn more about the cancer program at Saint Joseph Hospital, visit Cancer Centers of Colorado.