International Cancer Survivors Day

3 June

In South Africa alone, one out of four people will be affected by cancer in their lifetime through diagnosis of family, friends, colleagues or self. The increase in the number of people diagnosed with cancer leads to an increased number of people living with many kinds of consequences.

The first Sunday in June is set aside for celebrating hope and life with survivors and their families with a special day of hope; support; and nurturing. The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a survivor as anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life.