Tuesday, May 18, 2010
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Cancer survivors, their families and friends from the region and nation will unite to celebrate life during the 23rd annual National Cancer Survivors Day celebration Sunday, June 6, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. This annual event is held in more than 700 communities around the world, including the United States and Canada.
This free "Rockin' to the 50's" themed event includes lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by a program to honor cancer survivors at 12:30 p.m., and entertainment, door prizes, and family-friendly activities.
"This celebration of life is for everyone," says Janine Kokal, Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Program educator, who serves as the event chair. "Whether you're a cancer survivor, a family member, a friend or a medical professional, this event provides an opportunity for cancer survivors to connect with other survivors, and reunite with medical staff and families they've met along the way. Having the opportunity to meet other cancer survivors — especially the many long-term survivors — is inspiring for us all."
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