Scripps to Host 20th Annual Cancer Survivor's Day Celebration June 12

Free event at Scripps Green Hospital open to the public

Scripps Cancer Center will host a free celebration for local cancer survivors, their families and the community at large as part of its 20th annual Cancer Survivor’s Day celebration Sunday, June 12 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 presentations, including a breast surgeon’s perspective on survivorship and a discussion about the role of integrative medicine in cancer care. A poetry reading by a local cancer survivor will also be presented. A special musical performance by Afro-pop musical artists Akayaa Atule and Bolga Zohdooma will conclude the program. 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 6. 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 approximately 11 million people living with a history of cancer. Scripps Cancer Center provides treatment at five hospital sites and 10 Scripps Clinic locations in San Diego County. 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.

With more than 300 affiliated physicians, Scripps Cancer Center is a nationally recognized leader in cancer care, providing comprehensive care at its five hospital sites and various outpatient locations. 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. In 2008, Scripps Cancer Center earned network accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.

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