Monthly Digest – June 2021

Month Long Cancer Immunotherapy Month Cancer Immunotherapy Month is a series of educational and social...

By Kate Dilligan | 02/06/2021

Month Long

Cancer Immunotherapy Month

Cancer Immunotherapy Month is a series of educational and social events designed to raise awareness of this promising new cancer treatment.

Retrieved from Cancer Research Institute

Cancer Survivors Month

Awareness campaign celebrating those who have fought the disease and those who are currently in treatment. Thanks to spectacular advances in cancer research, more than 16.9 million people in the United States are cancer survivors who are living with, through, and beyond their disease.

Retrieved from AACR

National Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average, die 5 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from the three leading causes of death, heart disease, cancer and unintentional injuries. During Men’s Health Month, we encourage men to take control of their health, and for families to teach young boys healthy habits throughout childhood.

Retrieved from OMH

Specific Date

June 6 – National Cancer Survivors Day

On Sunday, June 6, 2021, tens of thousands of people across the globe will commemorate, in-person or virtually, the 34th annual National Cancer Survivors Day®. 

National Cancer Survivors Day® is a time-honored Celebration of Life that gives everyone who is living with a history of cancer an opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors, 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, with the aim of promoting more resources, research, and legislation to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.

Retrieved from NCSD.ORG

June 19 – World Sickle Cell Day

The international awareness day is observed annually with the goal to increase public knowledge and an understanding of sickle cell disease, and the challenges experienced by patients and their families and caregivers.

SiNERGe, in collaboration with Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA), will hold “Shine the Light on Sickle Cell,” a 24-hour awareness campaign, on June 19. This national awareness effort encourages community-based organizations, individuals, and anyone concerned about sickle cell disease.

Retrieved from SCDAA

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