Adams introduces day to acknowledge cancer survivors

September 20, 2018 at 1:39 pm

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Cole Harbour- Eastern Passage MLA Barbara Adams believes those who have survived cancer deserve a day to recognize their tremendous bravery and resilience.

Today in the Nova Scotia Legislature, Adams introduced a bill titled, “An Act to Establish Cancer Survivors Day.”

“In my opinion, to survive something so ruthless as cancer makes you a hero,” says Adams, who lost her father, Jack Hare to Leukemia in the 1980’s. “These people, their families, and those whose fight is yet to come are an inspiration and a testament to the human spirit- and that’s something worth acknowledging.”

MCpl Ginny Eisan is a Supply Technician at 12 Wing Shearwater and a breast cancer survivor. She says a day such as this honours her fight and all those who have fought and survived cancer.

“It’s truly difficult to describe how cancer changes your whole life and everyone around you,” says Eisan who has since raised almost $20,000 for Breast Cancer Research. “A day like this wouldn’t just be for cancer survivors- it would be for our families and friends who rallied behind us and supported us through the toughest of times and still support us today.”

The Bill proposes that the first Sunday in June be set aside and observed as Cancer Survivors Day.

The bill can be found on the Nova Scotia Legislature website.