Celebrate Survivorship. Inspire Strength. Encourage Others.

June is National Cancer Survivor Month. Join us as we honor and inspire cancer survivors, and all those who support them in their journey. Life beyond cancer is possible. Let’s celebrate what that means for you and inspire others who may need it!

We invite you to share a word of encouragement, a story of hope, or a favorite quote or poem to help uplift and encourage others who are going through their cancer journey.

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Never give up. I was diagnosed almost 5 years ago with stage 3 endometrial cancer. My abdominal cavity was filled with over 8 large tumors. It took me a bit to find a doctor that would perform surgery but I did. Today I feel wonderful and very blessed.

-Cathy
,VIRGINIA BEACH

“Cancer cannot cripple love, it cannot shatter hope, it cannot conquer the spirit.” – Unknown

-Keisha
,Suffolk

I had cancer on my voice box in 2008 and again 2012. I now have a prosthetic voicebox and have been cancer free since 2012. Be strong and hold your faith in God.

-Paula
,Ruckersville

Just take it one day at a time.
It’s all you can do . I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in Sept. 2019 . It is a long road but you can do it .

-Tony
,Waynesboro

When I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in February 2019, I thought my world was falling apart. My work family at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital were so incredibly kind, supportive and helpful to me while I went thru chemo & surgery. They are a special group of people.

-Angie
,Stuarts Draft

I was devastated when I was diagnosed in 2019. I’m so blessed that I got through it and came out stronger on the other side. You can too. I make sure to live every day to the fullest and take nothing for granted.

-Lisa
,Virginia Beach

Hello Sisters, Brothers, Children Cancer Survivors I’m a 2 Yr Breast Cancer Survivor This Month I’m Thankful and Grateful to God My Father whom made it possible. God Bless You and Love You Very Much What God has done for one he will do for others.🥰😇🙏

-Judy
,Chesapeake

Being diagnosed with cancer was very scary, but when all was done with, i felt that it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I learn how to prioritize what is important in life and not get stressed about the small stuff. 11 years survivor and happy to help others with their journey. Love you!

-Isabel
,Chesapeake

Strength and courageousness is one of the finest assets of the world, you are both. Stay the course while admiring this beautiful thing we call life.

-Ginger
,Norfolk

Believe you can, I was diagnosed in 2015. I am officially 6 yrs clean. God did it for me and He can do it for you. We take this one day at a time together ❤️ 💙

-Janet
,Stafford

Hope is in every moment!
Have a faith and take heart!
Prayers of healing and wellness!

-Mary
,Virginia Beach

“The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.” -Mignon McLaughlin

-Caitlyn
,Virginia Beach

There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it. – Amanda Gorman

-Kelly
,Virginia Beach

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” — Dalai Lama

-Telisha
,Hampton

I’ve found hope in daily gratitude.

-Susie
,Chesterfield