Northeast Regional Cancer Institute planning committee finalizes Cancer Survivors Day


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Committee members stand beside a quilt donated by Linda Gearhart in honor of her brother, Jackson Gearheart, which inspired the sunflower theme of ‘what cancer cannot do’ for the Survivors Day events. From left, Amanda Marchegiani, community relations coordinator at the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Fran Jud, Circle of Survivors McDade Park spokesperson; Curt Stevens and Mary Ann Eastman.


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SCRANTON — The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s Cancer Survivors Day Planning Committee finalized plans for the 24th Annual Cancer Survivors Day – Honoring, Remembering, Sharing. Cancer survivors, patients, caregivers, oncology medical professionals and healthcare professionals, family and friends or any individual affected by a cancer diagnosis in northeast Pennsylvania are invited to attend.

This year, participants can choose between two locations and dates for the events: Saturday, Sept. 10 at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre and Saturday, Sept. 24 at McDade Park in Scranton. Both events will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Each event will include the Circle of Survivors, an activity where those in attendance will be able to share a thought or inspirational message about their cancer experience. Additionally, there will be a survivor’s banner, survivor and caregiver ribbons and pins, program booklets, musical performances and light refreshments.

To register or for more information, call the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at 570-941-7984 or visit cancernepa.org.

Committee members stand beside a quilt donated by Linda Gearhart in honor of her brother, Jackson Gearheart, which inspired the sunflower theme of ‘what cancer cannot do’ for the Survivors Day events. From left, Amanda Marchegiani, community relations coordinator at the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Fran Jud, Circle of Survivors McDade Park spokesperson; Curt Stevens and Mary Ann Eastman.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_ABJ-Cancer-Survivors.jpgCommittee members stand beside a quilt donated by Linda Gearhart in honor of her brother, Jackson Gearheart, which inspired the sunflower theme of ‘what cancer cannot do’ for the Survivors Day events. From left, Amanda Marchegiani, community relations coordinator at the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Fran Jud, Circle of Survivors McDade Park spokesperson; Curt Stevens and Mary Ann Eastman. Submitted photo

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Information provided by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.

Information provided by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.

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