SU2C Celebrates Survivorship! 6 Ways to Honor the Survivor in Your Life
Posted on May 12, 2015, 6:00 AM
Chances are, cancer has touched you in one way or another in your lifetime. Whether you are one of America’s 12 million survivors or you know someone who has been diagnosed, we all know the challenges that cancer can bring and how much strength it takes to go through treatment.
On Sunday June 7th, National Cancer Survivors Day, the world will unite to celebrate life beyond cancer. Here are a few SU2C approved ways to show the survivor in your life some extra love and support.
Pamper them. That’s what Barbara Paget thought when she decided to create Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day now in its 12th year. Each year Barbara works with spas and salons nationwide to provide complementary treatments for cancer survivors on June 7th. “Cancer is expensive and I don’t believe in making patients pay for anything. This event gives many people the opportunity to give back and brighten up someone’s spirit without paying,” says Paget. Nothing beats a little TLC to help relieve the stress and pain of cancer treatment. So why not treat the survivor in your life to something relaxing? Check out the Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day website to see if a salon near you is participating or plan a spa day of your own! The next CSBSD® will take place on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
Motivate them to, “Keep Climbing!” Cancer survivor Sean Swarner is all about defying the odds and living life to its fullest. In his book, “Keep Climbing” Sean details his experiences with cancer, his adventures climbing all seven of the world’s summits in celebration of his survivorship and his determination to change the way the world views a cancer diagnosis. With his organization, The Cancer Climber Association (CCA), Sean is continuing his goal to inspire and motivate those living with cancer through patient visits, mobile camps for kids with cancer, and adventure support grants. Give yourself or encourage a survivor to keep celebrating life by living every day to the fullest! The CCA helps inspire survivors to do this by leading an annual trip up Mount Kilimanjaro.
Take a jog, ride a bike and get active in their honor. We all know that being active helps keep us healthy so why not be active in honor of yourself or a loved one diagnosed with cancer? Races happen year-round and often give back to cancer research, patients and those in need. Not sure how to get involved? Team SU2C is now recruiting members to walk, run, bike, or swim in honor of a loved one to benefit cancer research. SU2C also offers awesome K-Swiss racing gear and survivor shirts at the SU2C store.
Find a Survivors Day event in your community. On Sunday National Cancer Survivors Day activities will be held nationwide to bring survivors together to celebrate. These events will include parades, inspirational speakers, health fairs, races and art exhibits. To locate the one nearest you check with your local cancer treatment center or visit http://ncsd.org for more information.
On Sunday June 7th 2015 SU2C will join millions and stand in support of Survivors everywhere on National Cancer Survivors Day. At Stand Up To Cancer we continue to support survivors by funding innovative cancer research. Here’s to making everyone diagnosed with cancer a survivor one day soon!
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