Spencer, IA--Abben Cancer Center of Spencer Hospital is hosting a Survivors’ Day Celebration in the Grand Avenue Park (adjacent to Spencer Hospital) at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 14 (in the case of rain it will be held in the conference center on the lower level of Spencer Hospital).
“Come learn how surviving cancer is an attitude about life and living each day to the fullest,” says Melissa Cunningham, Interim Director of Abben Cancer Center. “You will find our event filled with joy, camaraderie, hope, compassion, faith and love as we honor cancer survivors for their strength and courage. We will also recognize the contributions of their families, friends and healthcare providers and discuss the issues of cancer survivorship.”
Those in attendance will celebrate with music by local celebrity Amber Norgaard and dine on light refreshments.
Anyone living with a history of cancer, from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life, is a cancer survivor. Approximately 12 million Americans are now living with and beyond a diagnosis of cancer. In the United States, almost half of all men and one third of all women are expected to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Learning about this disease is crucial, because many forms of cancer can be prevented and most cured if detected early.
“Despite the adversities, cancer survivors face each day with courage and dignity and serve as an inspiration to all of us,” says Cunningham.
Please contact the Abben Cancer Center at 264-6550 for questions. Abben Cancer Center encourages the public to RSVP to this event, however it is not required. This event is for all cancer survivors, their family members, friends and caregivers in the community.