Published on May 31, 2019

UNC REX Cancer Care to Honor Survivors and Families with Free Celebration

Cancer Survivors Day event will include food, prizes, live beach music and more

RALEIGH, N.C. – May 29, 2019 – UNC REX Cancer Care will honor cancer survivors and their families, physicians, nurses and other caregivers with a free, family-friendly celebration on Sunday, June 2. This year marks the 30th annual Cancer Survivors Day at UNC REX, and will feature food, games, kids’ activities, live music and more.

Cancer Survivors Day is recognized worldwide on the first Sunday in June. It’s a day to celebrate life after a cancer diagnosis, and a chance for survivors to reconnect with their oncologists and other providers. At UNC REX, the entertainment will include beach music by The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, lots of free food, games and prizes, and a Kids’ Zone.



Sunday, June 2

3 to 5 p.m.


UNC REX Cancer Center parking lot

4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh


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


Many survivors with inspiring stories will be available for interviews. Media are invited to take photos and video, and to interview survivors and clinicians. For more information or assistance on June 2, please contact Alan Wolf at or (919) 218-7103.

About UNC REX Healthcare

For 125 years, UNC REX Healthcare has provided expert care for the Wake County community and surrounding areas. With more than 7,000 co-workers, UNC REX is a private, not-for-profit health care system and is a member of UNC Health Care. UNC REX provides various health care services throughout Wake County with facilities in Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Wakefield and Raleigh. To learn more, click here.