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Cancer Survivorship Week: June 1-8, 2013

Survivor Balloons

MD Anderson celebrates survivors and their caregivers June 1 to 8, 2013, to commemorate National Cancer Survivor's Day, held annually on the first Sunday in June. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 13.7 million cancer survivors are now in the United States.

Email to receive the 2013 events brochure. It has the full list of Survivorship Week activities along with dates, times and locations. Patients, survivors and their caregivers are invited to participate in these activities regardless of where they receive treatment.

Participate in Daily Educational Sessions

Our Regional Care Centers are also celebrating Survivorship Week. Download the events calendar for each campus: 

Watch our Music Video for Cancer Survivors

"Hold On" was written and performed by Greg Lizee, Ph.D., associate professor in MD Anderson's Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology. The song's message is simple: Hope. It's about positivity, patience and faith -- faith that things will get better. 

Enjoy a Houston Astros Game

Anderson Network’s Day Away invites patients, survivors and their caregivers to attend a free Houston Astros baseball game during Survivorship Week.

Date: Wednesday, June 5 (Astros vs. Orioles)
Location: Minute Maid Park
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
713-792-2553 (limited number of tickets available)

Join Riders for the Cure

Riders for the Cure is a group of MD Anderson employees who raise awareness for cancer. The cost is $30 per rider, which includes lunch and a commemorative pin. This event supports Anderson Network’s annual patient and caregiver conference held in September.  Register online

Date: Saturday, June 1
Location: Stubbs Harley Davidson, 4400 Telephone Road, Houston
Registration at 9:30 a.m.; ride begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sign Up for The Art of Survivorship

MD Anderson is hosting this free retreat that offers a variety of expressive arts workshop.

Date: Saturday, June 8
Location: MD Anderson South Campus Research Building, 7435 Fannin St.
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
RSVP:, or 1-800-345-6324

Daily Activities

Stop by The Park, located in the Main Building on Floor 2 near the Gift Shop, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. There’ll be lots going on, including the activities below.

Musical performances: Relax and enjoy the sweet sounds of live instrumental performances throughout the week.

Survivor stories: a short film: Take a break while watching survivors tell their inspiring stories of living with, through and beyond cancer.

Crafts: Spend some creative time on craft activities like greeting cards, origami and balloon twisting.

Photo booth: Capture the moment by taking a fun photo with friends and family members.

Scarf-tying demonstrations: Learn easy tips for tying a stylish head scarf.

Request an Appointment

Get Survivorship News

Sign up to receive email updates about MD Anderson survivorship events and resources at

Honor a Survivor

There are many ways to support cancer survivors and let them know that you care! 

Send a Survivorship eCard

Choose one of seven designs and send a personal message to a survivor 

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Donate Blood

There is a constant need for blood and blood products to treat cancer patients. You can help. 

Survivorship Week Social Media

Keep track of what people are saying about Survivorship Week at MD Anderson! 

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