Jun 21, 2017

Peitz Cancer Support House celebrates cancer survivors

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 mhudson@baxterregional.org.

More photos from the event are posted on the BRMC Facebook page.

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