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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - Cancer Center Hosts National Cancer Survivor Day

 
Left to right: Marie DeGrosa, Cancer Center Site Supervisor, joins Kevin Lanaghan, Catherine Lanaghan,
Sasha Hunter and Joe Stout, participants in the National Cancer Survivors Day on June 6, 2014. 

On June 6, cancer survivors and their family and friends gathered at the Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center at Martin Health System in Stuart, Florida, for the organization’s annual National Cancer Survivors Day.  Approximately 100 people attended the free nautical-themed event for an afternoon of inspirational stories , music and a catered lunch from Arc Angels Catering.  Gift baskets created by Cancer Center associates were raffled at the event and a photographer took nautical-themed portraits of each of the survivors as a souvenir of the day.   

“Patients shared their inspirational stories of survivorship,” said Marie DeGrosa, Cancer Center Site Supervisor.  “Many patients think they have to be “cured” of cancer in order to be a cancer survivor, but we tell them survivorship starts at the day of diagnosis and extends through the rest of your life.” 

The Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center has been providing expert cancer treatment and services to patients and their families for 14 years. 

About Martin Health System: Martin Health System is a not-for-profit, community-based health care organization that has served the region for 75 years. It offers a continuum of care including preventive, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac care, wellness and rehabilitation services. Its approximately 3,700 associates, nearly 400 affiliated physicians and 850 volunteers provide care at 13 different locations serving Martin and St. Lucie counties. To learn more, visit martinhealth.org.

Media Contact: Donna Murphy, Communications Specialist
Phone: 772.223.2835
Email: Donna.Murphy@martinhealth.org

 

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