On the heels of National Cancer Survivors Day, celebrated annually on the first Sunday of June, DynCorp International team members in McLean, Va., supported the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) by hosting a fundraiser bake sale and food truck lunch with partner, Fava Pot food truck.
Team members baked a variety of sweets and “sold” them for donations, raising more than $500 in support of AICR’s cancer research, prevention, treatment and survivorship programs. In addition, the DI office hosted the Fava Pot food truck, which donated 15% of their lunch sales, more than $125, to AICR.
National Cancer Survivors Day
National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, treasured celebration of life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide and around the world. It is a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community. Participants unite in a symbolic event to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful, productive, and even inspiring.
This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including America’s nearly 14 million cancer survivors – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way. The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a “survivor” as anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life.
American Institute for Cancer Research
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is the cancer charity that fosters research on the relationship of nutrition, physical activity and weight management to cancer risk, interprets the scientific literature and educates the public about the results. It has contributed over $100 million for innovative research conducted at universities, hospitals and research centers across the country. AICR has published two landmark reports that interpret the accumulated research in the field, and is committed to a process of continuous review. AICR also provides a wide range of educational programs to help millions of Americans learn to make dietary changes for lower cancer risk. Its award-winning New American Plate program is presented in brochures, seminars and on its website, www.aicr.org. AICR is a member of the World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF).