World Rose Day is an annually celebrated event on September 22. The purpose of this day is to spread the message to all cancer patients that they can fight the disease with strong spirit.
Cancer is a disease in which some of the body’s cells grow out of control and spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can occur in almost any part of the human body, which is made up of trillions of cells.
Keeping patients healthy is very important, according to experts, because most cancer treatments are harsh on the body and have the profound psychological consequences and stigma that surrounds the disease, and every day is a “rose.” for them. It should be a “day”. September 22 is celebrated as World Rose Day to bring happiness to the lives of cancer patients. It is also a day to spread cancer awareness among people, as early detection cures many types of cancer.
World Rose Day spreads love, joy, and hope, not only for patients but also their caregivers who also worrying about patient’s life. The rose flower, a symbol of love and care, is given to cancer patients to tell them how well they are being cared for. Since cancer can have physical and psychological consequences, World Rose Day starts a conversation about the importance of long-term care and creating a positive and happy environment for patients and their families. It emphasizes the importance of spending time with cancer patients and giving them joy, as the fight against cancer requires immeasurable power.
History of World Rose Day
There is also a sensitive story behind World Rose Day. Without the timeless spirit of the brave 12-year-old Melinda Rose, World Rose Day would not have been born. She gave hope to many on the path of fighting cancer.
Melinda Rose, a 12-year-old Canadian girl, was diagnosed with Askin’s tumor, a rare form of invasive blood cancer, at the age of 12. At the time of diagnosis, her survival was only 6 weeks. However, Melinda, who decided to live as long as possible without losing hope, lived for the next six months.
Melinda made a small effort to help cancer patients like her by spreading joy and joy in the fight against the disease. Rose wrote poems, little notes, and emails for the cancer fighters around her, as the cancer treatment journey can be so disastrous and pain full. Her sole purpose was to maintain a bright and happy environment in the hospital where she was hospitalized during her trip. This is said to have become her life’s mission. Therefore, World Rose Day was named after, she passed away to celebrate her brave journey.
Importance of World Rose Day
The term “World Rose Day” refers to the use of “rose”, which is considered one of the most popular and beautiful flowers in the world. It symbolizes anxiety, love, and kindness.
Most of us come across cancer patients with long facial expressions and desperate gestures. Although we have great interest and deep sympathy from the bottom of our hearts, we often channel despair without knowing it. The idea of sharing roses with cancer patients adds lightness and freshness to the sides.
Roses also signify tenderness and love. Therefore, World Rose Day is more important as the support that cancer patients need. Cancer patients and survivors often receive roses that day as a sign of their difficult journey. People also distribute cards, compassionate gifts, to patients. Health centers and survivors also organize special awareness campaigns.
Cancer is a battle that millions of people around the world fight every day. Fighting it takes a long time and is a burden on the patient and his loved ones. Fighting such difficult and long-lasting illnesses is emotionally draining and negatively affects patients, such as psychological distress and stress. They need more and more love and care to fight against to the death. They should be given the energy and blessing of ours and always they should feel “We are not along”. That’s why World Rose Day is more significant.
World Rose Day celebration is mainly focus on:
- Increase the susceptibility of people for cancer patients.
- Encourage people to step up and help cancer patients in new ways that are hopeful, joyful, and positive.
- Spreading cancer awareness to large numbers of people.
- Awareness can inspire more and more people and reduce cancer mortality through early detection and prevention.
- Control and manage the stigma and fear associated with cancer disease.
How to celebrate the World Rose Day
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Every September 22, World Rose Day is celebrated to give patients hope to spread their positivity and strength the courage of those fighting the disease. It is also commemorated as a day to raise awareness for the early detection and prevention of cancer, which will help save the lives of millions of people.
World Rose Day is characterized by offering roses, cards, and gifts to patients battling a terrible disease. The most valuable motivation behind the celebration is to spread joy and give hope to patients so that they can empower them to fight. For that following activities are performed:
- People may be sensitive to quitting smoking, tobacco, and alcohol as a precaution to prevent oral, lung, and liver cancer. You can also teach about cell analysis techniques to prevent breast cancer.
- People can learn about the role of lifestyle in cancer. This is because it can play an important role in the detection in such diseases.
- Information brochures can be distributed to inform you of facts and numbers related to cancer.
- People, socialists or activists can organize a campaign to educate people about this disease, its treatment, its consequences, and, most importantly, its care and positivity for prevention and early detection.
- You can visit a cancer patient with a gift or a sign of love to cheer him up. It is World Rose Day, so we can provide roses or a bouquet of roses to cancer survivors.
World Rose Day 2021
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Though the theme of World Rose Day 2021 isn’t decided yet, all about the day is belongs to the battle of cancer patients. However you should more care when you talking with a patients because, your words and actions are powerful. With a single comment, you can instantly cancel someone’s positive mood. Don’t be too serious and sad. Avoid clichés like “hero” and “battle”. If people get worse, does that mean they weren’t fighting hard enough. Imagine if you were in the position of a friend. What do you want someone to tell you?
If you are not enough to encourage him/her you can listen to them. Sometimes it is better that you can be there to listen, that is, to listen. Let me speak without being bothered by people with cancer. You don’t always have to have all the answers, just understanding ears. Since you may not want to talk at all it is ok to sit quietly.
In addition to give more attention to the cancer patients, people also organize some events to mitigate and enhance the awareness for the cancers. Each year, hundreds of activities and events take place around the world, bringing communities, organizations, and individuals together on the streets and online, including schools, businesses, hospitals, markets, parks, community halls, and places of worship. It acts as a reminder. We all have to play a role to reduce the global impact of cancer.
However, on World Rose Day 2021 we may not able to gather to organize such complaints due to the Covid 19 pandemic. But you can join with them via your social media networks and share your experience and knowledge with others about cancers and cancer patients.
World Rose Day Quotes
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart -Steve Jobs
Cancer changes your life, often for the better. You learn what’s important, you learn to prioritize, and you learn not to waste your time. You tell people you love them -Joel Siegel
The wish for healing has always been half of health – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Read More: National Cancer Institute