International Stuttering Awareness Day 2014

 The day is meant to exhibit that life after cancer diagnosis can also be productive and fulfilling. Nevertheless, it is mainly observed in the United States, the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation is trying to grow its popularity in other countries and have been successful also.

What is National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, worldwide commemoration of life that is conducted in hundreds of communities across the United States, Canada, and other countries. Participants in this event exhibit the world that life after cancer detection also can be full of life and meaningful. NCSD is going to observe its 24th year in 2011.

The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation funds myriads of hospitals, support groups, and other cancer-related bodies that conduct National Cancer Survivors Day events in their groups by offering free guidance, awareness and networking.

Who is a Cancer Survivor?

International Stuttering Awareness Day 2014 theme is "_____________________" and celebrates on October 22nd

The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation considers a "survivor" as someone living with a background of cancer. National Cancer Survivors Day allows your community an opportunity to exhibit that it has a meaningful, active and productive cancer survivor community.

How National Cancer Survivors Day is Celebrated

In the United States alone, it’s calculated there are 11 million cancer survivors. Healthcare clinics, support groups and other bodies are conducting events that observe the cancer patient’s life and also salute the contributions of the families, friends, scientists and health care professionals. The events will be diverse that will encompass parades, carnivals, art exhibits, contests, ball games, cultural programs, inspirational events and many more.

How it Impacts

Prominent advances in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment have led to longer survival. However, surviving cancer can leave an array of traumas in its wake. Physical, psychological, emotional, and financial hardships often survive for years after diagnosis and during treatment. Survivors may face many troubles including seeking advice from cancer specialists and opting new treatments, denial of life insurance coverage, financial crunches long after the first diagnosis and treatment, employment hardships, strain on personal relationships and the immense fear of recurrence. Although, cancer survivors can live happy, active and productive lives even though they still face several challenges.

Survival Statistics

The number of individual developed cancer in the United States has catapulted from 3 million in 1971 to more than 11 million today. Almost 68% of people detected with cancer today are expected to survive at least five years after their diagnosis. And, almost 14% of entire cancer survivors were diagnosed nearly 20 years ago. Most cancer survivors are above 65 today.

Average cancer survivors were earlier diagnosed with common cancers. For instance, 20% survivors had prostate cancer, 23% had breast cancer, 10% had colorectal cancer, and 9% had a gynecologic cancer like cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancers.International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) is commemorated on 22nd October. ISAD was floated in 1998 by professionals and consumers across the world within the speech-language profession. The ISAD is meant to enhance awareness and understanding along with inspiring those afflicted with stuttering.

What is International Stuttering Awareness Day

International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) was launched 10 years ago to promote awareness and understanding and to exhibit recognition for people who stutter and the speech-language professionals who work with them. At the annual World Demonstration at noon on that day, people across the world are inspired to start a conversation about stuttering. Since 1998, ISAD has assisted in bringing information and help to persons who stutter, their near and dear ones and the people who serve them, and has helped change public concept about stuttering.

What is Stuttering

Stuttering is a speech malfunction in which syllables, sounds, or words are repeated or prolonged, hindering the instant flow of speech, as said by the National Institute on deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). This can virtually make communication tough and disturb that person’s everyday life.

Global Reach

A great range of events have signified the past ISAD events. These events display the far reaching accomplishments of ISAD in affecting attitudes about stuttering and advocating awareness and understanding between professionals and those who know stuttering on a personal level.

Since 2005, professional and stuttering support organizations funded ISAD celebrations in many countries, including Canada, Argentina,, Israel, the Czech Republic, China, Poland, Korea, Cameroon, Ireland, England and many more. In collaboration with the Speak Clear Association of Cameroon, the International Stuttering Association conducted the first African seminar on stuttering in Douala, Cameroon, in October 2005, where more than 120 delegates across 17 African countries had attended.

What International Stuttering Awareness Day Offers

Each year on 22nd October this day is celebrated. It offers people who stutter a window of opportunity to make aware the people at large about their impediment. Speech therapists, groups associated to the International Stuttering Association, family members and other individuals who associate and help people who stutter can also participate in the process.

ISAD is Run by Four Organizations

  • International Fluency Association
  • European League of Stuttering Associations
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Special Interest Division #4, Fluency & Fluency Disorders
  • International Stuttering Association

ISAD conducts online conference, aimed to people with an interest in stuttering, including speech specialists and their clients. The 2010 Online Conference has the theme People Who Stutter, Inspire!

Stuttering Awareness Ribbon

The year 2009 marked the launch of a stuttering awareness ribbon. Its color is sea green. Blue has conventionally been associated with calm, while green symbolizes freedom and justice. The combination of these colors exhibits the association between peace and liberation. For People Who Stutter (PWS), it represents the support and community with other people who share and understand their experiences.

General Statistics about Stuttering

More children compared to adult have been found to stutter. This condition is witnessed more common in men, with older boys having a higher prevalence of three to four times more compared to girls.


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