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Published on May 30, 2017

UNC REX Cancer Care to Honor Cancer Survivors with Celebration

RALEIGH, N.C. – UNC REX Cancer Care will honor cancer survivors and their families with its 28th annual National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration on Sunday, June 4. Cancer survivors in the Triangle will gather to reconnect with their physicians, nurses and other caregivers, and celebrate with loved ones.

Cancer Survivors Day is recognized each year in locations worldwide on the first Sunday in June. On this day, thousands of people gather with their communities to celebrate and show the world there is life after a cancer diagnosis. At UNC REX, the free, family-friendly event will include food, games, inflatables and musical entertainment by The Embers featuring Craig Woolard. There will also be a dessert truck rodeo with desserts from Not Just Icing, Dusty Mini Donuts, and Captain Cookie.

WHO:

Attendees will include cancer survivors, their families and friends, UNC REX Cancer Care oncologists, nurses and other caregivers.

WHEN:

Sunday, June 4
3 – 5 p.m.

WHERE:

UNC REX Hospital Parking Lot
4420 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607 

MEDIA NOTES:

Media are invited to take photos and videos and to conduct interviews with survivors and oncologists. For more information or media assistance on the day of the event, contact Alan Wolf at alan.wolf@unchealth.unc.edu or (919) 218-7103.

Photo opportunities include family activities, physicians meeting patient survivors, and cancer survivors celebrating remission.

Media Contact
For media inquiries and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Alan Wolf, UNC REX Healthcare
919-784-4467

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