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Frederick Regional Health System to Host National Cancer Survivors Day Event

05-22-2017

On Sunday, June 4, join Frederick Regional Health System for lunch, fellowship, and an afternoon of wellness in recognition of National Cancer Survivors Day. This annual celebration of life is held in hundreds of communities across the country. Frederick County survivors and friends of survivors unite to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis is a celebration.

Event: Hope, Health, Healing—National Cancer Survivors Day

Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017

Time: 12 noon – 3 p.m.; Registration opens at 11:30 a.m.

Price: FREE for one survivor and one guest; $10 for each additional guest

Location: FMH Crestwood, 7211 Bank Court, Frederick, MD 21703

Registration Info: Visit fmh.org/calendar, or call 301-418-6735.

Each year, the FMH Regional Cancer Therapy Center commemorates this national event by hosting a celebration honoring those in our community who count themselves among the 15.5 million cancer survivors in the U.S. FRHS invites anyone who is newly diagnosed, currently in treatment, or has a history of cancer.

“Our survivors are an incredibly inspiring group of people,” says Janet Rhoderick, oncology operations manager at FRHS. “National Cancer Survivors Day is the only event where we put aside education and talk of disease and treatment to really celebrate life beyond a cancer diagnosis.” This year’s event will feature a survivors’ panel with discussions on hope, health, healing, and life after cancer.

“We’re fortunate to work in an organization that values the wholeness of each cancer survivor,” says Rhoderick. From social workers and financial counselors who remove emotional and financial barriers during treatment, to patient navigators who help ease the survivor’s anxiety and eliminate barriers to care access, “we employ people whose sole purpose is to make the journey easier for them. It’s about letting them live through this process, and we have the staff in place to let them do that.”

This is a free event for one survivor and one guest. An additional $10 fee will apply to each additional guest. To register for the 2017 National Cancer Survivors Day celebration, please call 301-418-6735.

Interpreters are available by advance request. Please call 240-566-4370 at least one week prior to this event to request an interpreter. Boxed lunches will be provided. For dietary requests, please call 240-566-4500.
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