On National Cancer Survivors Day® (NCSD), Sunday, June 3, 2012, FMH will honor area residents who are living with and beyond cancer.
NCSD is an annual celebration of life that is held throughout the United States, Canada, and other participating countries. Cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, friends, and healthcare professionals will unite in this symbolic event to show the world that having an active, productive life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality.
A “survivor” is anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life, according to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation.
NCSD is a treasured annual celebration as well as a time to bring attention to the issues cancer survivors face. Major advances in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment have resulted in longer survival. However, a cancer diagnosis can leave a host of problems in its wake.
We will join hundreds of communities worldwide in celebrating life as part of the 25th annual National Cancer Survivors Day. Frederick Memorial Hospital’s Regional Cancer Therapy Center will be host to 250 of Frederick County’s cancer survivors, their families, and healthcare providers.
A wellness and renewal theme is planned, complete with a ceremonial tree planting, butterfly release, and survivorship presentation by Denise O’Neill. Denise is a locally recognized cancer survivorship advocate and founding member of local breast cancer support group, Survivors Offering Support (SOS).
Cancer survivors interested in attending our celebration should register by calling 240-566-4692 no later than May 22nd. Admission is free to a survivor and one guest. Up to two additional guests per survivor are welcome at a fee of $10 each.
Please note: This is an outdoor event. Parking is available in the FMH garage, with shuttle service provided. Please follow signs for ADA (handicap) drop-off.
Sign language interpreters are available upon request.