Every June, cancer survivors are celebrated nationwide. National Cancer
Survivors Day is celebrated annually to remind us that life is a precious
treasure. Anyone living with a history of cancer - from the moment of
diagnosis through the remainder of life – is a cancer survivor,
which, in the United States alone, is more than 15.5 million people.
This year a mostly rainy day didn't stop approximately 150 people from
attending the celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day sponsored by
the Peitz Cancer Support House (PCSH) of Baxter Regional Medical Center
on Monday, June 5. The event began with the Hope in Motion Parade led
by cancer survivors, followed by dinner for survivors and their guests.
Special guest speaker Jae Pierce-Baba, OTR, Humorologist, kept the crowd
laughing with her wit, humor and insight.
Men and women who have survived cancer remind us to all to never give up.
Their experience shows great hope and encourages others, and the PCSH
is humbled by the courage, strength, and determination of these survivors
and their loved ones. The PCSH is proud to provide free comprehensive
support services from first diagnosis throughout treatment and beyond
for cancer patients and their families and friends.
For more information about the Peitz Cancer Support House and its services,
call (870) 508-CARE (2273) or email Melissa Hudson, PCSH Coordinator, at
More photos from the event are posted on the BRMC Facebook page.