posted on: 5/31/2016 9:43:00 AM
June 5 marks the 29th annual National Cancer Survivors Day®, a day where thousands of people in hundreds of communities across the globe will hold celebrations to honor cancer survivors and show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding and even inspiring. Lima Memorial Health System will be celebrating survivors on Wednesday, June 1 with a Color Your World theme. Survivors and their guests will be treated to an artful experience of painting and coloring while learning the benefits of art therapy from the Awakening Minds Art staff. “Come see how life after cancer is more than just surviving. It can be beautiful, abundant, and fulfilling. And that’s something to celebrate,” says Cheryl Nagy, Director of Oncology Services at Lima Memorial’s Cancer Institute. “You will find our community’s National Cancer Survivors Day® celebration filled with joy, hope, camaraderie and compassion as we acknowledge our community’s cancer survivors.”
Anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life – is a cancer survivor, according to the National Cancer Survivors Day® Foundation. In the United States alone, there are more than 14.5 million people living with a history of cancer. Major advances in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment have resulted in longer survival, and therefore, a growing number of cancer survivors. Lima Memorial remains committed to improving the quality of life for cancer survivors. With the latest technologies, compassionate and dedicated physicians and staff following the highest standards of care, the result is exceptional quality and strong clinical outcomes during and after a cancer diagnosis.
The LMHS Color Your World event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1 at 6 p.m. at Old Barn Out Back, 3175 W. Elm Street, Lima. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP by calling Lima Memorial Oncology Services, 419-221-6122.