News Release Date : 08/25/2010
National Cancer Survivors Day set for September 18 in Saginaw
Saginaw celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Horizons Conference Center, 6200 State Street, Saginaw. The annual event, co-sponsored by Covenant HealthCare, Saginaw Radiation Oncology Center, St. Mary’s of Michigan Seton Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society, honors local cancer survivors with a brunch program from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
Any cancer survivor is welcome to attend. There is no cost to attend but advance reservations are required by Monday, September 13. Cancer survivors are encouraged to invite one guest.
For information or reservations, contact the American Cancer Society, Essexville office, at 989.895.1730 or 1.800.728.2323.
This year’s speaker is Philip Brabbs, a former University of Michigan football player and cancer survivor. Brabbs has just completed his second bone marrow transplant at U of M for multiple myeloma. He was diagnosed with the disease in 2007 at the age of 28. His recovery since his transplant is going very well and he is excited to share his story with fellow cancer survivors.
National Cancer Survivors Day is a day to celebrate life, allowing survivors to unite, reflect and receive support, as well as raising community awareness.