Public Invited to Cancer Survivors Day Celebration June 7

San Diegans invited to celebrate the event at Scripps Green Hospital

San Diego – Scripps Cancer Center will host a free celebration for local cancer survivors, their families and the community at large as part of the 22nd annual National Cancer Survivors Day celebration Sunday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Valerie Timken Amphitheater at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla.

A Celebration of Life will include a variety of inspirational stories from local cancer survivors, along with a special musical performance. Guests can also hear a Scripps oncologist discuss new research that may help doctors further improve the way they monitor the effectiveness of cancer treatments. Refreshments will be served at a reception in the lobby of the Anderson Outpatient Pavilion immediately following the program.

The event is open to anyone living with a history of cancer, regardless of where they received treatment. Scripps Green Hospital is located at 10666 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, Calif. 92037. To register to attend, call 858-554-8533 by June 1. Parking will be free.

About the national event

Hundreds of communities across America and abroad will hold celebrations to observe National Cancer Survivors Day throughout June. Nationwide, there are approximately 10 million people living with a history of cancer. Scripps Cancer Center provides treatment at care locations throughout San Diego County, including five hospital sites and 10 Scripps Clinic locations.

Scripps also offers a wide range of support services and patient assistance programs, and administers education and screening programs to underserved residents for breast, cervical, prostate, colorectal and other forms of cancer.

About Scripps Cancer Center

With more than 300 affiliated physicians, Scripps Cancer Center is a nationally recognized leader in cancer care and research, and California’s only Commission on Cancer Network Cancer Program.

In collaboration with The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Cancer Center seeks to provide the best possible treatment and cutting-edge research trials for patients by coordinating medical expertise in the areas of clinical cancer care, community outreach and clinical, translational and basic research.

About Scripps Health

Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a $2 billion nonprofit community health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats a half-million patients annually through the dedication of 2,600 affiliated physicians and 12,700 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, and an ambulatory care network of clinics, physician offices and outpatient centers.

Recognized as a leader in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research and graduate medical education.

Contact: Steve Carpowich
Phone: 858-678-7183
E-mail: carpowich.stephen@scrippshealth.org