Cancer Survivors Day


CHRISTUS Cabrini Celebrates Cancer Survivors Day

CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital is joining communities worldwide in honoring cancer survivors with a celebration of life from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., June 6 in the lobby of the Cabrini Cancer Center.  All survivors, caregivers and family members are invited to attend.  Entertainment will be provided and light refreshments will be served.

Anyone living with history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life – is a cancer survivor, according to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation.  Nearly 14 million Americans are now living with and beyond a diagnosis of cancer.  In the U.S., men have a slightly less than a 1 in 2 lifetime risk of developing cancer; for women, the risk is a little more than 1 in 3.  Learning about the disease is crucial, because many forms of cancer can be prevented, and most cured, if detected early.

“Come learn how surviving cancer is more than just living.  It’s an attitude about life and living each day to the fullest,” said Yolanda Holts, manager of the Cabrini Cancer Center.  “As we honor cancer survivors for their strength and courage, we will also recognize the contributions of their families, friends, and healthcare providers.”

The National Cancer Survivors Day is Sunday, June 2.  This is the 26th annual celebration.

The Cabrini Cancer Center holds an ongoing education and networking series for patients and caregivers in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  The topic for the June 19 meeting is “Long Term and Late Effects of Treatment in Adults.”  A lunch meeting is held the third Wednesday of every month from noon to 1:30. 

“Threads,” Cabrini Cancer Center’s annual fashion show and fundraiser featuring cancer survivors as models, is scheduled for September 21.

For more information about all the above events, please contact the Cancer Center’s social worker at (318) 466-6074 or at brandy.martin@christushealth org.