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 Scripps’ 24th annual observance of 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 advances in cancer treatment and research, refreshments, musical entertainment and opportunities to connect with caregivers and fellow survivors.
Sunday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Valerie Timken Amphitheater, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, Calif., 92037. Register by calling 858-554-8533.
Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Scripps Encinitas Conference Center, 354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, Calif., 92024. Register by calling 1-800-SCRIPPS (1-800-727-4777).
Tuesday, June 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Schaetzel Center, Great Hall, 9888 Genesee Ave., La Jolla, Calif., 92037. Register by calling 1-800-SCRIPPS (1-800-727-4777).
Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ICU Courtyard, 435 H St., Chula Vista, Calif., 91910. Register by calling 619-862-6600.
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. More than 14 million people in the United States are now living with and beyond a diagnosis of cancer.
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