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Cancer Program to Celebrate Cancer Survivor Day on June 1

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Augusta Health Cancer Program will celebrate National Cancer Survivor Day on Sunday, June 1 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Augusta Community Care Building on the Augusta Health campus.

National Cancer Survivor Day is an annual celebration of life held in hundreds of communities around the United States. It is a day to honor everyone who is living with a history of cancer.

Augusta Health's program will include recognition of survivors, remarks by physician speakers—Annie Nedrow, MD, MBA, Associate Director of Duke Integrative Medicine; Laura Gonzalez, MD; William Jones, MD and William Thompson, MD with survivors; a Victory Walk, and information booths and refreshments. Musical entertainment, sponsored by the Augusta Health Foundation, will be provided by the Steve Plumbley Jazz Combo.

A Cancer Survivor is, by definition, anyone living with cancer—from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. National Cancer Survivor Day is a time to celebrate milestones, recognized healthcare providers and family and friends who provide support, and to honor all the survivors who demonstrate every day that life after a cancer diagnosis is meaningful, productive and rewarding.

Reservations are not required, but registration for this free event helps make accurate plans. The Registration Line is (540) 245-7910.

Augusta Health is an independent, nonprofit community hospital whose mission is to promote the health and well-being of our community through access to excellent care. Named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in America by Thomson Reuters in both 2011 and 2012, Augusta Health also has been nationally recognized by HealthGrades as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for clinical excellence and patient safety for the last three consecutive years. For more information about Augusta Health, its programs or its services, please contact Public Relations at (540) 245-7329 or (540) 221-7329, or visit the Augusta Health website.