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The World Rose Day, which is observed on September 22 every year, is dedicated to cancer patients all over the world. The day objects to bring happiness and hope into the lives of such patients and reminds them that they can come out victorious in their battle against cancer through determination and positivity.
Cancer is a deadly illness that has a great impact on the patient’s whole well-being. The treatment is not only annoying for the patients but also difficult for the caretakers.
Thus, World Rose Day is celebrated every year to bring joy and hope to their lives and pay tribute to those who lost their lives to the disease and their families. On this day, we encourage the patients and make them feel that they are not alone in this battle.
World Rose Day is celebrated every year on September 22 in remembrance of Canada’s Melinda Rose. She was a 12-year-old cancer patient who was detected with Askin’s tumour, a rare type of blood cancer. Her doctors said that she would not live for more than a week after therapy. But thanks to her courage and power, she was able to live for almost 6 months. Melinda Rose never lost up hope of beating cancer at that time. Melinda spent time with cancer patients during this time, writing brief notes, poems, and e-mails to brighten their days.
Roses are offered to cancer patients
It is a day dedicated to developing hope and enthusiasm among cancer patients, as practically all cancer therapies need a great deal of physical discomfort, thus keeping cancer patients happy is necessary. The major goal of celebrating this day is to cheer those who are fighting cancer to live and bring happiness into their life, as well as to bring cancer awareness. A cancer patient is handed a rose on World Rose Day to provide strength to battle a deadly disease like cancer.
Giving rose flowers sends the message that life is not yet over. World Rose Day is observed in an effort to implant courage among cancer patients.
Importance of World’s Rose Day
World Rose Day is observed as a day of hope for the patients and the families who battle against the life threatening disease all alone.
Giving them a rose is our way of showing them that we care and support them on this journey. People also distribute letters, cards and small tokens of gifts. It is day to spread awareness about early diagnosis and prevention of all types of cancer.
World Rose Day – History
The day is observed in memory of Melinda Rose, a 12-year-old from Canada who was diagnosed with a rare kind of blood cancer – Askin’s Tumour. The doctors had predicted that Rose had just a few weeks, but, she didn’t give up on hope and survived for six months. The girl spread hope and positivity among cancer patients by writing verses, letters and emails and sending them courage to fight the disease. This day is celebrated by giving a rose to cancer patients as the flower is a symbol of care and tenderness. Melinda’s kindness and courage during such a difficult time in her life had worked as an inspiration for many and thus, was taken as a thought to celebrate such a day.
World Rose Day – Significance
The battle with cancer is annoying and at times takes a toll on the patients and their families physical and mental health, thus, as a part of society, we need to bring joy and love in their lives and make them realize that they are accepted as they are.
People on World Rose Day offer roses to cancer patients and the day is observed by spreading awareness about the disease, the causes and how early detection can protect them of the illness.
World Rose Day – Theme
The World Rose Day 2022 theme for this year is yet to be decided. In 2020, the day was marked by “Changing the Way We Look at Cancer.”
How World Rose Day is Celebrated?
Melinda Rose wrote poetry, letters, and emails for the cancer fighters around her and her only need was to keep the patients in the hospital happy, pleasant and lively. After she died, World Rose Day was named on her to celebrate the brave journey they graced.
In memory of Melinda, people send roses to cancer patients and caregivers to send their love and support and say they are not alone in this battle. The day is also a tribute to those who have lost their lives to the brutal disease and the difficult journey they had. While people send thoughtful gifts, cards to observe this day and special awareness programmes are organised by healthcare facilities and survivors to spread awareness amongst people about the illness.
World Rose Day Messages
– World Rose Day is celebrated to instil hope, confidence, and joy in the minds of people who fight cancer. Today, let’s spend some quality time with them and bring -happiness into their lives.
– If you look the way a child looks at the world, then everything is a miracle. On this Rose Day, wishing all the survivors a miraculous recovery.
– If you can look at your cancer just as a simple word, half your worries shall be taking a different direction. Happy World Rose Day!
Quotes on World Rose Day
“The wish for healing has always been half of health”: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
“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 only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it. flow with it . . .and join the dance.”: Alan Watts
“You can be a victim of cancer, or a survivor of cancer. It’s a mindset.”: Dave Pelzer
“The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.”: C.C. Scott
“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”: Christopher Reeve