World Market National Cancer Survivors Day® Celebration

In support of the 30th annual National Cancer Survivors Day® on Sunday, June 4, we’re giving away thirty (30) $50 World Market Gift Cards to cancer survivors who post a photo or video holding our “I am a Survivor” sign and share their survival story on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hasthtags #CancerSurvivor and #WorldMarketContest in the in the description.

How to Enter:

  1. Print out our “I am a Survivor” sign or create your own.
  2. Share a photo or video holding the sign and share your survival story on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hasthtags #CancerSurvivor and #WorldMarketContest in the in the description.
  3. We’ll randomly choose thirty (30) $50 World Market Gift Card winners on Monday, June 5.

National Cancer Survivor Day Contest Rules


Get inspired and read the stories of each Amazing Survivor on our blog:

Nakia Johnson | Eileen Fauteux | Joya Harris | Mary Roberts



  • sheryl K

    June 6th is my 17 years of surviving Stage 4 Cervical Cancer!

  • heather

    October 2011, four days before the 43rd birthday, i heard the words, “heather, it’s breast cancer.” i put on the ‘big girl panties,’ and started the new path on this JOurneY. Fear of recurrence early on and with scans, however, most of the fear dissipated around 3 years; all appointments had indicated ‘remission.’ In July 2015, at the 3 1/2 year appointment, i felt “good;” some difficulty breathing, which i attributed to allergies and excessive working out. Tumor markers and MRI indicated some confusion…the cancer had recurred? Repeat of tumor markers and scans indicated a new diagnosis, “metastatic breast cancer of the the right pleura (lung).” Though labeled incurable cancer, i have hope this label will be eradicated. I have been in ‘mets remission’ since July 2016. i am grateful for the diligent doctors and wonderFULL wellness team that was chosen to guide me. I am able to live a quality life participating in typical daily activities.
    Sending love and light to all the survivors/thrivers/warriors and caregivers!

  • pat cherkin

    forgot to say thanks to World Market in my reply to Myrna. Thanks World Market! Great idea. We World Market shoppers are a special bunch – a bit on the fringe maybe – I love your stuff – have been shopping there since forever – when you were opened originally as Cost Plus in San Diego – I was like a kid in a candy shop for years – now still feel like alice in wonderland when I am there. Despite my low, low budget now, I can always find something there that makes me or my gift receiver happy. The kind of things that can make you feel good about yourself on a day when you have cancer. Like my Yellow Submarine and Rubber Ducky that sit on my bathtub!

  • Myrna D

    I am a 28 year breast cancer survivor. It was not a good time with chemo and radiation, job loss, you name it. I think sometimes survivors feel bad because others seem to do so well on chemo while they struggle. Many don’t have a large support system to help them while struggling with treatment and medical bills. I tell this story about sitting in the floor with yellow sticky notes going this was sent, this was paid, call this one, and vomiting in between.
    Try to get with a cancer support group, not for therapy, but to make new friends who know what you are going through.

    • pat cherkin

      I absolutely agree Myrna – on both counts – I am a grateful 7 year breast cancer survivor – thanks to an early diagnosis I always got my yearly mammogram. I remember having nobody to help and having to drive myself back and forth to radiation treatments for 33 days. I was so sick and don’t know how I did it. I have a sign on my refrigerator now that says: “You only know how STRONG you are when being STRONG is the only choice you have.” It gets me thru a lot.
      I also recommend a support group – even if it has to be online – I learned so much from the “Veterans” that helped me tremendously, in addition to the friendships and a place to cry or say you are scared. Love and luck to all who read this.

  • Evy Picker

    I finished chemotherapy a year ago for diffuse large B cell lymphoma. My 3 kids have been there for me every step of the way, at every chemo session, every test, every doctor’s appointment. Their love and support have been the jewel-encrusted silver-lining of being diagnosed with cancer.

  • Meredith Laskow

    I had breast cancer in 1998 and a recurrence in 2016 after 17-1/2 years remission. Both times, I had surgery, chemo and radiation. I’m officially back in remission and hope to never go through this again. My love and strength to everyone. It’s not an easy path.

  • Janis

    I am a nine year breast cancer survivor.
    I had a mastectomy and radiation.
    My family and faith got me through the trials. Praise God for cancer survivors!

  • Susan Burkus

    I am a breast cancer and malignant melanoma survivor.
    I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2011. I had a double mastectomy, chemo and radiation and breast reconstruction surgery.
    I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in December 2015. I had deep and wide excision surgery to remove the melanoma. I am grateful I did not need chemotherapy to treat the melanoma.

  • Natalia Stepp

    My name is Natalia, I am a mother to three amazing boys and a wife/best partner to my husband Dalton. On April 14, 2017 I wasdiagnosed with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma. Just recently, on May 22, 2017 I had undergone a bilateral mastectomy. As my journey is just begining, with strong faith, my family and amazing, strong women by my side and fellow survivors, I believe I am a survivor! Thank you for your support!

  • Jody Snyder

    I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer at age 17. After my surgery I went from 95 to 105 lbs., but in trying to regulate my meds., I went down to 82 lbs.! I managed to finish my senior year of high school 6 mos. later and was accepted to college. I swore to God I would help people or make them smile each day, if I survived. I finished college and became a librarian for 32 years. I was also lucky enough to be married, to raise a son and have 4 grandchildren. Our local Relay for Life occurs on my 67th birthday this year and I intend on doing the Survivor lap for my 50th Cancer free year. I am grateful that the science was there for me and for anyone who ever raised money for research.

  • Chuck

    I am a 36-year Cancer Survivor. I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 1979 when I was 5-years old. The hospital removed the golf ball sized tumor from my neck and I spent the next 2-years living in the hospital, receiving heavy doses of Chemotherapy. Once I was released from the hospital, I had 10-years of continued testing and treatments till 1988 when they finally said I graduated from treatments and was Cancer free. It was a very long road for a little 5-year-old boy to endure, but I want to thank my Mother for Never leaving my bed side and the wonderful doctors and staff for helping me everyday during my recovery and for saving my life. I want to thank God for holding my hand, during my illness and giving me the strength to fight this horrible disease. I will keep all of my fellow brother and sister cancer survivors in my prayers and pray they come up with a cure to stop this disease.

  • Dorothy

    To all my sister’s who are so strong. My first bought of breast cancer was in 1997 , followed by another in Feb. 2000, the last one in Nov. 2007. My husband says I’ve had so much radiation that I glow in the dark. A good sense of humour always helps .

    • Lacy J

      So glad for the support your husband gives. It means so much that dear ones are encouraging and loving! It’s a battle but attitude means a lot. Thanks for sharing your experience! Lacy J

  • Lynn

    I am a two and a half year uterine cancer survivor. Glad to still be here! Wishing happy results for all hit by cancer. Keep fighting the good fight!


    I am an 11 year breast cancer. I am very fortunate to find my breast cancer support group, “On With Life “. The knowledge and support of these ladies was amazing!

  • Jane

    Breast cancer survivor (mastectomy and chemo) 14 years, and thyroid cancer survivor 16 years. Faith, family and friends are what got me through. Thank you for recognizing survivors, World Market. It is wonderful to see so many cancer survivors!

  • Sandy

    I am a breast cancer survivor – it will be 2 years this summer – double mastectomy – chemo – and Tamoxifen – I praise God for being with me through it all

  • Joan Carol Wyllie

    I am a 9 year stage 4 survivor of OVARIAN CANCER. WME Member and shop their all the time. I was diagnosed after 6 months of being misdiagnosed. I was my own advocate and would not stop until I received the proper diagnosis. I urge all women to keep asking until they have their questions answered. I formed a 501(c)3 organization called “Nine Girls Ask? for a cure for Ovarian Cancer”. We have raised and given almost $1,000,000.00 to Research for Ov Ca. We offer one on one patient outreach & we raise awareness. All done by dedicated volunteers. You can do this dear sisters, if you receive a dx just go online and contact Nine Girls Ask,, #ninegirlsask or 619-708-7891. We are hear for you. #WorldMarketContest #CancerSurvivor #ovariancancersupport #ovairancancersandiego

    • Joan Carol Wyllie

      Nakia, you have inspired so many women with your story. You are a strong warrior! I am so proud to know you through World Market. This is a wonderful thing they have done, buy allowing you the opportunity to raise awareness through this process…Your faith is inspiring and mirrors mine so very closely. Arent we blessed to have gone through this experience!
      Much love and continued prayers coming to you…
      xoxoxo Joan

  • Louise Youngs

    I have survived breast cancer nineteen years ago, colon cancer eight years ago and uterine cancer five years ago. Had chemo and radiation for two of the three cancers, I am now cancer free and so happy to see so many other survivors. I believe early detection was the key and my faith and determination to make it through.

  • Patricia

    I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, I had a mastectomy, last thursday finished radiation and still eight more chemos to go but grateful to God, family and friends for their love and support. I don’t do social media either but I wish each and everyone of you the best of luck and God keep blessing us.

  • Elva

    I am a breast cancer survivor, 8 years now, and longest cancer survivor in the family. Lost our mother to breast cancer, and aunt as well and grandma to lymphoma. Went thru surgery, reconstruction, chemotherapy, and an oopheroctomy. what a horrible journey with this disease. I thank God, Faith, support from wonderful family and friends and last but not least the wonderful doctors and nurses that took care of me. Best of luck to everyone battling this disease. Hang in there we can beat it.

  • Carol

    My husband journey was 5 year ago with condro sarcoma . Had a hemi pelvictomy amputation & 22 more surgeries & 3 months in hospital. Our doctors say he is first to survive this cancer. We thank God everyday for his survival & love & support of family & friends. Love to shop World Market. Out fight continues.

  • Andrea

    It is so encouraging to see how many people have healed from cancer – yeah! My 13 year old son is doing well, at 1 year since his last chemo treatment for Ewing’s Sarcoma. We hope and pray that he has a long, happy life. Please, everyone take care of yourselves! Love life, eat well, forgive others, and do what you can to detox and boost your immune system – it’s an amazing part of our bodies that can help keep the cancer away. 🙂 Blessings!

  • Linda

    Ten year endometrial cancer survivor. I am grateful every day to be alive.

  • Denise

    Love World Market. Two times Hodgkins and 2 times breast cancer survivor. Thank you for sharing and showing that cancer can be beat.

  • Bonnie

    When you are 25 years old and recently married, the last thing on your mind is cancer. Four months after my wedding, I was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It was such a blow to my new life. I under went 18 months of chemo therapy, then after an almost immediate relapse, an autologous bone marrow transplant. Flash forward 25 years, and I am now battling breast cancer, but happy to say I am winning this war too! I thank God, friends and family, as I could not have made it through either one without all of the support. Thank you World Market for offering a forum for survivors to sound off their battle cry, gift certificate or not!

  • Charlie Tombazian

    Stage 3 Colon Cancer Survivor– 6 years clean and healthy!! So grateful for my caregivers, particularly chemo-nurses who are saints!! Love World Market Wine and Beer and unique licorice!!

  • Sandy

    I am a stage 3b rectal cancer survivor! Diagnosed May 18, 2016. Went through chemo, then chemo with radiation, then surgery (LAR, J-Pouch & ileostomy) Pathology report showed the tumor was dead!! Had ileostomy reversal surgery May 18, 2017, one year from tumor being found!! 🙂

  • Patti Harris

    I am a survivor of two different kinds of cancer. The first took my son when he was only 10 years old (and I have been surviving the loss for 20 years). The second was Kidney Cancer and I am a 6 year survivor.
    God Bless each and every one of us for never giving up.
    ps I don’t do social media either 🙂

  • Carol Carpenter

    I am a colon cancer survivor as of May 2017. Counting my blessings and pressing on with renewed energy.

  • Yoli

    I will be a 5 yr breast cancer survivor (oct 2) and now being checked for thyroid cancer. I do know I’m in Gods hands. However, just like Annie 🙂 am a WME member, shopper but not a media user, so I too, will also miss out.
    It was nice to share though 😉
    Blessings to You ALL!!

  • Linda Chastain

    I have survived life threatening cancer twice. Uterine cancer in 1978 and lung cancer in 2003 both included chemo., radiation, and surgery I am the only woman in 3 generations to live past 55 in my family. Modern medicine is wonderful! Family support is so important! My husband literally willed me to survive the lung cancer. Couldn’t have made it without him! Married 58 years and loved every minute of it. I don’t do social media so can’t compete. World Market is one of my favorite places to shop. Thanks to them for recognizing survivors

  • Sheila Johnson

    I hope to be a survivor, diagnosed March 2017. My mastectomy is to be followed by radiation because there were >15 tumors found of the invasive type. Luckily I have great support and lots of prayers which give me strength and love. A survivor friend, Linda, has been a source of inspiration as are your stories. I do not think of not surviving.

    • Ingrid Garland

      I wish you well on your journey! I am a 5-year breast cancer survivor myself. I don’t know where you live, but in the Sacramento area there are a number of BC support groups. I still attend one myself. I always seem to get something out of going–it could be a piece of useful information from a fellow survivor, an informative article, and/or emotional support from other women going through the same struggles. I strongly recommend connecting with a group, if you haven’t already. Best wishes to you. 🙂

  • grete jess

    I am a cancer survivor .3 years ago. 6 month of treatment. sometimes I thought I can not make it.but with gods help, I am now cancer free.i am a world market shopper for years in scottsdale az. and since you opened in montgommeryville pa I am a frequent shopper there too.

  • Flora

    I’m a cancer survivor. I probably won’t win the ad’s sweepstakes but won the real fight and I wished the company of this ad would randomly give ongoing gifts for cancer survivors with no competition.

  • Flora

    I’m a survivor and l most likely not win the $50 certificate from this ad but wished that this company would have ongoing prizes for cancer survivors. No competition just true generosity.

  • Donbna Redman

    It looks like there are a lot of us survivors out there. I’ve survived angiosarcoma, melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and breast cancer, as well as a bone infection caused by the last chemo. But I’m still here. I, too, do not do social media so I can’t enter, but I love hearing other people’s survival stories.

  • Kimberly

    I am a survivor two time, my first cancer was 30 years ago and my second was 10 years ago. Went through chemo both times.

  • Jan


    Well I always seem to miss the good stuff! I am a 29 year breast cancer survivor. I am a WME member and LOVE to shop in World Market. They have the best stuff!

    If I did not have my mother and dad around to support me, I would never have made it. All my medical bills were self-paid. So much for a savings account! It was an interesting ride.

    God Bless Everyone who has to endure treatments. Also, God Bless all the people who support the people and families.

  • Colleen

    When I was 18 months I was diagnosed with Leukemia and was only given a 20% chance of living my organs were shutting down on June 10th I will be turning 36 and I thank God that I have made it this far.

  • Denise Fosburg

    I am a Endometral cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in Nov. 2012. My Mother and I were fighting cancer at the same time. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2001. We lost my Mother in March of 2014. She fought hard. She was in remission and she fell and broke her femer, the cancer cell was dormant in her leg. It metastasized to her brain in 2 weeks then she was gone. As for me, I am now cancer free as of May 15, 2017. I love shopping at WME.

  • Joyce H

    I’m a three year endometrial cancer survivor. I was told it is the most common of women’s cancers, but the least talked about. I feel fortunate it w a d caught at a very early age because it was delectable early. I live life to the fullest and enjoy my shopping “therapy” in your stores. J

  • Erika Jay

    I am a sarcoma cancer survivor, WME member and frequent shopper….like many here I am also a wife, mother, pastor, mentor and friend. I’m so grateful for life, hope, joy, family, friends, community and faith. Wishing every survivor the chance to thrive and celebrate the gift of every day!

  • Debby

    I was 8 months pregnant with our second son when I was diagnosed with breast cancer… I give thanks for being a 10+ year survivor


  • Mary Trinchese

    Iam a breast cancer survivor
    After 3 years

  • Annie

    I am a three time ovarian cancer survivor and a World Market Explorer member and frequent shopper, but not a tweeter, FBer or Instagrammer. Thanks for recognizing my fellow survivors. Sorry I can’t enter.


      Hi Annie, I am just like you with the shopping and media outlet things and a multiple myeloma survivor, too, it’s nice to know I am not alone with the media stuff 😀 but I also wanted to say, you are an amazing and courageous survivor who is recognized in the hearts of family and friends! Thank you!

    • D

      I am a two time endometrial cancer survivor, WME member, and frequent shopper. I’ve been through a similar journey, and wish you good health, fortitude, laughter, and love! I’d say we have both won, despite not being able to enter.

      God bless, you!


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