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National Cancer Survivors Day Breakfast Held on June 1
On Sunday, June 1, 2014, cancer survivors from the Mohawk Valley as well as their family and friends gathered with employees, medical staff and volunteers from Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s (FSLH) Regional Cancer Center at the 27th annual National Cancer Survivors Day. More than 250 people were in attendance.
The breakfast, sponsored annually by FSLH at Harts Hill Inn in Whitesboro, is celebrated in communities across the world. This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including America’s 12 million cancer survivors – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones and recognize the healthcare providers, family and friends who have supported them along the way.
“Our employees look forward to the Survivors Day breakfast because it’s a chance for us to see our past patients and see how well they are doing,” said Nancy Borden, MBA, RTT, executive director of The Regional Cancer Center. “Cancer touches everyone and these patients have touched our lives in so many ways. We love getting together with them every year to celebrate their personal triumphs over cancer.”
National Cancer Survivors Day is the world’s largest and fastest-growing annual cancer survivor event that celebrates advances made in cancer research and treatment, recognizing those who are dedicated to caring for cancer patients. Cancer survivors are honored for their strength and courage, and the contributions of their families, friends and healthcare providers are recognized.
Photo: Michele Blatt, an employee of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and volunteer for the event, enjoys breakfast with her father, Ronald Blatt, a six year cancer survivor, at the 27th annual National Cancer Survivors Day.