Regional Cancer Center ~ Erie, PA

Regional Cancer Center Illuminates the Night in honor of National Survivors Day

Jun 02, 2016 | Posted in News

On Sunday, June 5, cancer survivors and supporters in cities all over the world will come together to celebrate the 29th annual National Cancer Survivors Day – to help raise awareness of the issues of cancer survivorship and, most importantly, to celebrate life. There are nearly 14.5 million people living with and beyond cancer in the U.S. today, and more than 32 million cancer survivors worldwide.

Locally, the Regional Cancer Center will be hosting its second annual “National Survivor’s Day” Luminary Display on Saturday, June 4th. The event will be held outside of the Center at 2500 West 12th Street.

At dusk, the Center will turn off all exterior lights and illuminate the property with “Hope” through personalized luminaries. The RCC invites anyone to participate and design their own luminary, or have one designed for them.

The purpose of this event is to celebrate a fruitful life after a cancer diagnosis, provide inspiration for those recently diagnosed, and support families affected by this disease through community outreach.

Throughout this month, anyone with a history of Cancer is encouraged to connect with others that are dealing with, or have dealt with, the same disease, to celebrate milestones along the way, and to appreciate anyone that has supported them from the first day of diagnosis.

Please join us to help celebrate a life or to honor a friend or family member. Luminaries are free and can be obtained at the front desk at the RCC or information can be filled out online here.

There is no need to RSVP to the event. Anyone is welcome to join and watch as personalized luminaries that remember, honor, and celebrate the many cancer survivors are illuminated.

For more information, please call Sarah Humphrey, Survivorship Navigator, at 814-836-2643.

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