22 September observed as a Rose day

22 September observed as a Rose day

Rose Day is observed on 22 September every year. It is for the welfare of cancer patients. The day marks hope for cancer patients that cancer is curable.


Aim:

The Day aims to spread a message to all cancer patients that they can fight the disease with strong willpower and spirit. It also reminds the patients that there are many individuals and services that are providing support to them medically, financially and emotionally.

Melinda Rose:

The rose day is observed in the memory of a 12-year-old Melinda Rose of Canada. When she was diagnosed with Askin's Tumor, a rare form of blood cancer, she did not give up hope. The doctor's predicted that she will not survive for more than 2 weeks, but she lived for 6 months. During that time of suffering, she encouraged and cheered up other cancer patients.

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