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’ 26th annual observance of National Cancer Survivors Day.
The programs are open to anyone affected by cancer, regardless of where treatment was received. Events will include inspirational stories of survival, presentations on advances in cancer treatment and research, refreshments, entertainment and opportunities to connect with caregivers and fellow survivors.
- Scripps Green Hospital – Sunday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Valerie Timken Amphitheater, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037. Register by June 5 by calling 858-554-8388.
- Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla -- Monday, June 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Schaetzel Center, Great Hall, 9888 Genesee Ave., La Jolla, California 92037. Register by June 16 by calling 1-800-SCRIPPS (1-800-727-4777). This event is co-hosted by Scripps La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego.
- Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista – Saturday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ICU Courtyard, 435 H St., Chula Vista, California 91910. Register by calling 619-862-6600.
- Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas – Saturday, June 24, 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 (1-800-727-4777).
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. More than 15 million people in the United States are now living with and beyond a diagnosis of cancer.
In August, Scripps announced a partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center to create a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer care program in San Diego. Work to establish the Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center is now under way, and the program will be developed during the coming months.
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