Oncology specialist Dr. Eugenio Galindo reveals more about National Cancer Survivors Day which takes place early next month.
With Sunday, June 2, 2019, marking National Cancer Survivors Day in the United States and elsewhere around the world, Dr. Eugenio Galindo offers a closer look at the annual celebration of life, held each year on the first Sunday of the month of June.
“National Cancer Survivors Day is a celebration for those who’ve survived the disease, an inspiration for those who’ve been recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for affected families, and an outreach effort to the community,” reveals Dr. Galindo, an oncologist serving the Rio Grande Valley area of South Texas for almost three decades.
Overseen by the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, the day provides an opportunity for all individuals living with a history of cancer to connect, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them on their journey.
“Recognizing America’s more than 15.5 million cancer survivors, National Cancer Survivors Day is also an opportunity to draw attention to the persistent challenges of cancer survivorship, and a chance to promote further research, resources and survivor-friendly legislation intended to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life,” Dr. Galindo adds.
He continues, “Anyone can host a National Cancer Survivors Day event, held each year on the first Sunday in June, with simple steps available online from the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation surrounding how best to organize a successful event in your local community.”
The nonprofit National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation provides free education, guidance, and networking to hundreds of support groups, hospitals, and other cancer-related organizations across the United States. “The foundation also works to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors,” Dr. Galindo reveals, “by raising awareness of the ongoing challenges faced by those living each day with a history of the disease.”
National Cancer Survivors Day 2019 takes place on Sunday, June 2. The cause is supported by American pharmaceutical firm Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, California-based oncology-focused biotechnology company Exelixis, Swedish radiation therapy company Elekta, Janssen Global Services, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, and Coping with Cancer, the premier magazine for people touched by the disease.
Dr. Eugenio Galindo is an experienced physician specializing in oncology, certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Galindo has served in the Rio Grande Valley area for almost 30 years and is an active participant in bringing the latest in cancer treatment and screening to the southernmost tip of South Texas. Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Galindo has also authored several influential medical publications on the subject of oncology.
National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual service of the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee. To make a tax-deductible donation to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, please head to https://www.ncsd.org/.