World Rose Day 2022: Every year 22 September is dedicated to cancer patients and their caregivers. The day is specially observed in the memory of Melinda Rose, a 12-year-old cancer survivor from Canada, who dedicated the last 6 months of her life to bringing joy and hope to cancer patients around her. He died in 1996.
History and Significance of World Rose Day
Since the day is dedicated to Melinda Rose, the name ‘World Rose Day’ is inspired by her last name. The young woman was suffering from Askin tumor which is a rare form of blood cancer. This type of cancer has a very low survival rate.
Her determination and willpower to bring joy and happiness to every cancer patient and their caregivers kept her alive for almost 6 months, which is considered a miracle. The doctors were also surprised to see his joyful nature. Not only this, she also used to write motivational letters, emails and poems to cancer patients.
How is World Rose Day celebrated?
This day is celebrated by showing positive attitude with cancer patients, offering them roses and other gift items to ease their pain. Some people like to treat patients with lovely messages, quotes, rendition of poems and songs, dance performances etc. The main idea and purpose behind this is to show them that they are not alone in fighting this deadly disease. Doctors started awareness programs to benefit cancer patients on the occasion.
How you can celebrate World Rose Day 2022:
You can mark the day by talking to and meeting cancer patients and helping them ease their pain. You can also gift them something that can brighten up their day. Apart from this, you can also take part in cancer awareness campaigns and make others aware about cancer and how to cure it.
Quotes on World Rose Day:
“The desire for healing has always been half of health” – Lucius Aeneas Seneca
“The only way to understand change is to get into it. Flow with it and join the dance.” – Alan Watts
“once you choose hope anything’s possible.” — Christopher Reeve
“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
“You can be a cancer survivor, or a cancer survivor. It’s a mindset.” — Dave Pelzer
“The soul of man is stronger than anything that happens to him.” – CC Scott