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Peitz Cancer Support House to Celebrate Survivors

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Peitz Cancer Support House to Celebrate Survivors

National Cancer Survivors Dayandreg; is Sunday, June 4, 2017. This unique celebration will mark the 30th annual National Cancer Survivors Day. Thousands of people in hundreds of communities across the globe will hold celebrations on this day to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring.

In celebration, the Peitz Cancer Support House of Baxter Regional Medical Center is hosting National Cancer Survivors Day: Hope in Motion on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Cancer survivors and a guest are invited to attend.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Peitz Cancer Support House on the BRMC campus, just across Hospital Drive from the Cline Emergency Center Entrance of BRMC. A Hope in Motion Parade will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a special guest comedian and dinner for survivors and their guests. The parade and dinner are free of charge, and event t-shirts available are available for $20 each, or $10 each for survivors.

Come see how life after cancer is more than just surviving. It can be beautiful, abundant, and fulfilling. And that’s something to celebrate,” says Melissa Hudson, PCSH Coordinator. “You will find our community’s National Cancer Survivors Day celebration filled with joy, hope, camaraderie, and compassion as we acknowledge our community’s cancer survivors. We will also recognize the contributions of their families, friends, and healthcare providers and raise awareness of the ongoing challenges faced by cancer survivors today.”

Anyone living with a 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. In the United States alone, there are more than 15.5 million people living with a history of cancer.

Major advances in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment have resulted in longer survival, and therefore, a growing number of cancer survivors. However, a cancer diagnosis can leave a host of problems in its wake. Physical, financial, and emotional hardships often persist for years after diagnosis and treatment. Survivors may face many challenges, such as limited access to cancer specialists and promising new treatments, inadequate or no health insurance, financial hardships, difficulty finding employment, psychosocial struggles, and a lack of understanding from family and friends. In light of these difficulties, our community needs to focus on improving the quality of life for cancer survivors.

Despite the numerous challenges they face, cancer survivors live full, productive lives and serve as an inspiration to all of us,” said Hudson. “It’s time for our community to stand with them and help find ways to lessen the burdens a cancer diagnosis brings.”

Pre-registration is required. Please call the PCSH at (870) 508-CARE (2273) for more information and to register to attend. Click here to download registration form. Visit for more information about National Cancer Survivors Dayandreg;.

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