Cancer Survivor’s Day Celebration to be Held at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla June 15

Free event at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla 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 Cancer Survivor’s Day celebration Wednesday, June 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Schaetzel Center, Great Hall at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

“Celebrate Life: A Cancer Survivorship Luncheon” will include a variety of presentations, including discussions about the role of integrative medicine and exercise in cancer survivorship and the latest advancements in cancer treatment.

The event is free and open to anyone living with a history of cancer, regardless of where they received treatment. Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla is located at 9888 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, Calif. 92037. To register, call 1-800-SCRIPPS 800-727-4777) by June 8. Parking tickets will be validated.

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 Scripps Clinic 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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