Published DateLACONIA — A Cancer Survivors Celebration will be held on Thursday, June 6 from 3-6 p.m. in the Lower Level Conference Rooms at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Cancer survivors, their families, and all members of the community are welcome to join in the celebration, which will honor cancer survivors and their caregivers.
"Cancer Survivors Day is not only a wonderful opportunity to come together to celebrate life, it is a real reminder to cherish each and every day," states LRGHealthcare Vice President of Clinical Support Services Marge Kerns. "I encourage cancer survivors, their families and friends to attend this heartwarming event – a gathering to remind one another that there is hope, love, and life after a cancer diagnosis."
This celebration will also be a special recognition and farewell to Dr. Robert Friedlander for his many years of service to patients in the Oncology Department at LRGH. "Dr. Friedlander will be leaving in June to pursue a fellowship in palliative care. Although we will miss him terribly, as he was with us from the beginning, this seems so fitting as his thoughtful, gentle, and caring manner leaves an impression on everyone he meets. We wish him all the best," adds Kerns.
All are welcome to attend the June 6 celebration which will include light refreshments, a banner for survivors to sign, and professionals speaking on topics of interest including Nutrition, Fitness, Guided Imagery, Reiki, and Clinical Trials. In addition, colleagues and patients of Dr. Friedlander are encouraged to stop by to wish him well and welcome Dr. Michael Buff as his replacement.
For more information on the Cancer Survivors Day celebration, or the range of cancer services available through LRGHealthcare, contact the Hematology/Oncology Department at 527-2905.