Great turnout at National Cancer Survivors Day in St. John’s

June 4, 2013

 National Cancer Survivors Day 2013

Single digit temperatures and drizzle didn’t dampen the National Cancer Survivors Day celebrations in St. John’s, NL on June 2, 2013! Drivers beeped their support as a sea of approximately 60 yellow shirts walked along Mundy Pond Road and down to Daffodil Place for one of many events honouring cancer survivors across the country.

The weather forced the reception inside where cancer survivor representatives from Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC), Eastern Health, the Canadian Cancer Society, and the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation spoke candidly about their cancer experiences and how support from their friends, family, and healthcare organizations impacted their lives.

The short walk and brief reception wasn’t about raising money for any of the organizations involved or to boost their profiles, it just served as an opportunity to celebrate life with some people who really deserve the celebration.

We’ll see you again in 2014!

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