Monday, May 09, 2011
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Cancer survivors and their families and friends will unite to celebrate life during the 24th annual National Cancer Survivors Day celebration Sunday, June 5. The celebration in Rochester will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mayo Civic Center. More than 700 communities around the world take part in this annual event.
WHAT: The Rochester event, with a "Wild Wild West" theme, includes lunch at 11:30 a.m., a program at 12:30 p.m. to honor cancer survivors, and entertainment, door prizes, and family-friendly activities until 2 p.m.
WHO: "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."
WHERE: Mayo Civic Center – Auditorium, 30 Civic Center Drive S.E., Rochester.
NOTE: The event is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society. Admission is free for cancer survivors and two guests. Additional guests are welcome to attend for a nominal fee of $5 per person. Reservations are required by May 30. To register, call 507-284-2241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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