JUNE 26TH IS 

DID YOU KNOW THAT:

One in two Canadians is expected to develop cancer in their lifetime and most don’t know about cancer wellness programs that can help them live well with cancer?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON JUNE 26TH, JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

WHAT IS CANCER WELLNESS
AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

  • Cancer Wellness, also known as psychosocial care, is a whole-person approach to wellness. It complements traditional medicine by addressing the person’s emotional, spiritual and physical needs to help them live well

  • It empowers people living with cancer to make concrete behavioural, spiritual and physical changes to help them live well with cancer.

WHY HOLD A NATIONAL
CANCER WELLNESS AWARENESS DAY ?

  • 1 in 2 Canadians is expected to develop cancer in their life; most don’t know that cancer wellness centres exist to help them live well.

  • Shouldn’t we all know more about cancer wellness?

GET INVOLVED !

  • Join us and our partners  for this important day, Wellspring Canada, Hope and Cope, Pink Pearl Canada, Colorectal Canada and Fondation Virage, to raise awareness of cancer wellness.  On June 26th, take to social media: Post your support for cancer wellness with the National Cancer Wellness Awareness Day logo (download it HERE) and hashtag (#NCWAD).

  • If you would like information about cancer wellness available in your community, call the Living Well With Cancer Network at  (514) 695-9355 (Montreal area) or 1-833-274-9355 (toll free).

PROUD PARTNERS OF NATIONAL CANCER WELLNESS AWARENESS DAY 2021

THE HISTORY OF  NATIONAL CANCER WELLNESS AWARENESS DAY

In late 2018, the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre (WICWC) applied to Health Canada to proclaim June 26th National Cancer Wellness Awareness Day. The request was approved and the first National Cancer Wellness Awareness Day was held on June 26, 2019.

Leading up to the day, the WICWC, along with partner organizations and volunteers, held a lobby day on Parliament Hill. They met with Members of Parliament and Senators to explain the importance of the day and ask them to help promote it. The meetings were successful and the day was broadly promoted across the country.