Calaway • Young Cancer Center Honors Cancer Survivors
WHAT IS NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVOR MONTH?
An individual is considered a survivor from the time of their first diagnosis through the rest of their life. Every cancer survivor has a personal and unique story filled with emotions, adversity and challenges, during and after treatments.
June is recognized as National Cancer Survivor Month and provides each of us the opportunity to celebrate those whose lives have been affected by cancer and learn about the many challenges that accompany survivorship.
HOW TO HONOR CANCER SURVIVORS
Join Valley View’s Calaway • Young Cancer Center this June as we honor local cancer survivors and their loved ones.
Share Your Story or Thank Your Support Network to Win Prizes
In (200) words or less, share your story or thank members of your support network to win some great prizes, including stays at the Limelight and Little Nell! Winners will be chosen at random at Rally the Valley on September 10!
*Must be present at Rally the Valley to win.
Celebrate Survivors at Rally the Valley
Join us at Rally the Valley on September 10 for the ultimate Survivor Party celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Calaway • Young Cancer Center. It’s a free event at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs and will feature a Yoga Session, 1-mile Walk, Music, Kids Zone, Food Trucks, River of Love Remembrance Area, Survivor Forrest featuring Photos, speakers, DJs, Giveaways, and more! If you aren’t able to attend Rally the Valley, sign up for another event in honor of your Special Survivor!
Go on an Adventure
Make memories with the survivors in your life – hike your favorite trail, try a new activity or go on a vacation together.
Spend Quality Time
Make time for the survivors in your life – stop by for an afternoon visit, go out to coffee or lunch or pick up the phone and have a conversation – just spending time and being there is what’s important.
Small Token of Appreciation
Letting survivors know that you’re thinking of them is a great way to honor them throughout the month. Sending a handwritten note or flowers is always appreciated.
Share of Photo
Share a photo on social media to let your cancer warrior know that you love and support them! #CancerSurvivor
Make a Donation
Make a donation in your survivor’s name to their favorite cancer organization or event. Two great causes that benefit cancer patients in our valleys include Rally the Valley or the Valley View endowment for cancer patients.
Cancer survivors share their stories.
SURVIVORSHIP AT CALAWAY • YOUNG CANCER CENTER
Surviving cancer is a lifelong commitment. At Valley View’s Calaway • Young Cancer Center, the survivorship program offers continued support for survivors completing treatment and moving into a post-treatment surveillance period.
- Survivorship care plan
To help develop a plan for ongoing health care.
Individual session with an oncology professional to discuss post-treatment well-being.
- Support groups
An opportunity to share your journey, thoughts and concerns in a supportive environment.
Do you want to help others who have been diagnosed with cancer? Become a Valley View volunteer.