Scripps Health will host free public celebrations throughout the month of June for local cancer survivors, families, friends and the community at large at each of its five hospital campuses across San Diego County, as part of the 27th annual National Cancer Survivors Day.
The programs are open to all residents impacted by cancer, regardless of where treatment was received. Events will include inspirational stories of survival, presentations on cancer care advances, refreshments and opportunities to connect with caregivers and fellow survivors.
Sunday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Valerie Timken Amphitheater, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037. Register by calling 858-554-8533.
Saturday, June 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. West Auditorium, lower level, 4077 Fifth Ave., San Diego, California 92103. Register by calling 1-800-SCRIPPS (727-4777).
Wednesday, June 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Schaetzel Center, Great Hall, 9888 Genesee Ave., La Jolla, California 92037. Register by calling 1-800-SCRIPPS (727-4777).
Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Scripps Encinitas Conference Center, 354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, California 92024. Register by calling 1-800-SCRIPPS (727-4777).
Saturday, June 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ICU Courtyard, 435 H St., Chula Vista, California 91910. Register by calling 1-800-SCRIPPS (727-4777).
National Cancer Survivors Day events are held in hundreds of communities nationwide throughout the month of June. The events are designed to connect and celebrate with those who have survived, inspire the recently diagnosed, offer support to family and loved ones and recognize those who have provided support along the way. They also provide a forum for discussing the physical, financial and social issues that many cancer survivors face following completion of treatment. Nearly 14 million people in the United States are now living with and beyond a diagnosis of cancer.
Scripps Health is a nationally recognized leader in cancer care, providing comprehensive care at its five hospital campuses and various Scripps Clinic locations. Scripps recently opened two regional cancer care facilities; the Scripps Proton Therapy Center in Mira Mesa and the Scripps Radiation Therapy Center in La Jolla. With more than 300 affiliated physicians, Scripps Cancer Care 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.
Learn more about Scripps Health, a nonprofit integrated health system in San Diego, Calif.