Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center
National Cancer Survivors Day 2019
In observance of National Cancer Survivors Day , the Tuscaloosa Veteran Affairs Medical Center will be hosting a “Celebration of Life” event on Friday, June 7, 2019, starting at 1100 until 1400 pm at the TVAMC, Building 137 ,Sports Atrium. We hope to honor our Veterans, who are living with a history of cancer, and provide education to all Veterans to help reduce cancer risk and enhance their health and well-being. The first 75 Veterans will receive a free lunch. Come on out and celebrate with the Tuscaloosa VA.
National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world. It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community. On National Cancer Survivors Day, thousands gather across the globe to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring.
It is a day for everyone, whether you're a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional. This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including America’s more than 15.5 million cancer survivors – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way. It is also a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship in order to promote more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.