Every year on the first Sunday in June, National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation observes the day to spread awareness and information about and honor the survivors of cancer. The day gives cancer survivors hope that life after diagnosis can be full and fruitful too. This year National Cancer Survivors Day is being celebrated on June 5.
Many groups actually do great work on a tight budget. If there is a dedicated and trusted charity in your area, you can donate to their box. Donating any amount is a huge step as it’s the will and intent that are most important in this context. However, considering the number of shams cropping up in the name of Cancer Support, it’s best to do your homework on the organization or support program before donating anything or pledging support to the group.
Know your pathway
Volunteers need to ensure that the contribution you make or your folks make is actually going to the recovery and rehabilitation of breast cancer patients. And why just breast cancers, every cancer, in their stages require a continuous flow of money and resources. You are giving your money to help cancer patients and it’s your right to check the outlets.
- Know your donors:
If you’re starting a fundraiser, you need to do a little homework again. Healthcare providers and doctors face huge obstacles with respect to providing care to patients and survivors on a consistent basis. You can take any type of contribution with grace and gratitude. Just make a list of addresses, contact details, and email addresses of the donators. Send those thanks and a courtesy note. It will motivate them and others to turn up in huge numbers for the main awareness function. It’s wonderful to see casual people turning up as patrons, donors, and sponsors on the main day. That’s how you draw people to your cause.
- Rope in registered groups only:
This is what all experienced Cancer Support volunteers will tell you. Do remember that if you do something that shows how cancer survivors are trying to commit themselves to the cause, it would surely attract and sustain more and more members. Every person has a penchant to participate in a big cause or a good cause. Give them that platform and choose the right people.
- Motivating cancer patients:
This is the least you can do. Many people actually overlook the importance of motivation and encouragement. There are numerous patients grappling with morbidity, depression and mood swings. The onslaught of medicines and chemo hammers their mind and body.