LA JOLLA – Scripps Cancer Center will host two free special events in La Jolla for cancer survivors, their families and the community at large as part of the 21st annual National Cancer Survivor’s Day celebrations in June.
On Thursday, June 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Scripps Cancer Center will host a celebration at the Schaetzel Center on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla (9888 Genesee Ave.). Hospital physicians, staff, patients and survivors will be on hand to hear special presentations and share reflections and survivor stories. Guests can also browse exhibit booths and enjoy refreshments. Advance registration is not required to attend this event and parking will be free.
Guests are also invited to attend “A Celebration of Life” at the Valerie Timken Amphitheater at Scripps Green Hospital on Sunday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will include inspirational survivor stories and will explore the evolving treatment strategy of stem cell transplantation. After the program, refreshments will be served at a reception in the lobby of the hospital’s Anderson Outpatient Pavilion (10666 North Torrey Pines Rd.). Advance registration for this event is required by June 17; to register, call 858-554-8533. Parking will be free.
Hundreds of communities across America and abroad will hold celebrations to observe National Cancer Survivor’s Day throughout June. Nationwide, there are more than 10 million people living with a history of cancer. Scripps Cancer Center has treatment programs at five hospital sites in San Diego County, and its cancer registries annually conduct follow-up on more than 25,500 cancer survivors.
With more than 300 affiliated physicians, Scripps Cancer Center is a nationally recognized leader in cancer care and research. In collaboration with The Scripps Research Institute, the 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.