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Via Christi Hospital to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday

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From Via Christi Hospital

PITTSBURG, Kan. – From family members to close friends, everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by cancer. This Sunday, June 3 Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg joins thousands of communities throughout the world in observing the 25th annual National Cancer Survivors Day®.

National Cancer Survivors Day® provides an opportunity for cancer survivors to connect with other survivors, celebrate milestones, and recognize the health care providers, family, and friends who have supported them. It's a day for everyone, whether you're a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional. "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.

"We want to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful, fulfilling, and even inspiring," Lisa Lovell, Via Christi Cancer Center Program Coordinator. "There is life after cancer. And it's something to celebrate!"

The celebration begins Sunday at 12:03 p.m. at Lincoln Park in Shelter #3. The event includes food and live music, and also a chance for survivors to tell their courageous stories. 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.

"Some people still think of cancer as a death sentence," National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation spokesperson Laura Shipp said.. "But the fact is that more than 12 million cancer survivors are living - and thriving - in the United States today. National Cancer Survivors Day is an opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate that there is life after cancer. Some even find that life is more rewarding after facing cancer."

To find out more about National Cancer Survivors Day, visit ncsd.org, and for more information on Via Christi Hospital, visit via-christi.org\pittsburg.

What: National Cancer Survivors Day
When: Sunday, June 3 at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Park, Shelter #3 in Pittsburg, Kan.
Why: Via Christi Cancer Center honors those who have fought, and are fighting cancer

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