Olympic Gold Medalist Shannon Miller, Team Martina, Country artist Martina McBride, The National Women’s Survivors Convention and The Women Survivors Alliance (WSA) have joined together to open a national call to all women cancer survivors.

Team Martina, Martina McBride, Shannon Miller and other featured keynotes, empowering session leaders, and US and global cancer organizations will support the NWSC survivors in creating a global campaign called “Survivorship: My Second Act.” Women cancer survivors around the world are invited to send a 500 word or less essay writing from this theme:

“Cancer was the journey; survivorship was the destination. Here’s how I’ve used what I learned from the experience.”

The deadline for submission is July 31, 2013. These essay submissions, and the convention overall, will represent the Global Call to Action for Survivorship, as women everywhere are challenged to use their experiences to better themselves and society as a whole.

To make the showcase visually appealing, the electronic entries will be printed on multi-colored paper. Assembled together, they will mirror the multi-colored tiles in the WSA logo. The essays will be displayed on a moveable showcase at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel where attendees of the convention will also have the opportunity to sign the board in support of the messages with which they most connect.

“My Second Act” Showcase will follow the attendees to the Grand Ole Opry for the Martina McBride performance the last night of the convention (August 24th, 2013). There, all concert goers will have the opportunity to view the showcase while the Opry is turned Purple in honor of survivors.

“This is truly one of the most exciting events of the National Women’s Survivors Convention,” states Karen Shayne, Founder. “This is the time for women globally to take action and create awareness on survivorship issues.”

Submissions
Essay submission will begin June 1, 2013, and continue through July 31, 2013. Submissions can be made here. While entrants do not need to attend the convention to have their submission displayed, attendance will be encouraged. Currently our attendees hail from the US, Germany, Australia, the U.K. and Canada.

Individuals may submit more than one entry, however each will need to be made separately and each must adhere to the 500 word limit.

By sending a submission, entrants agree that all entry(s) becomes the property of Women Survivors Alliance.

“Survivorship: My Second Act” is open to all women cancer survivors around the world. Women survivors are invited to submit a 500 word or less essay writing from this theme: “Cancer was the journey; survivorship was the destination. Here’s how I’ve used what I learned from the experience.”

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