Blood, Marrow Transplant Survivors, Families Gather for Picnic Aug. 8

Wilmot Cancer Center Hosts Triumphant Celebration at Powder Mills Park

July 31, 2007

Survivors of blood and marrow transplants will gather for a special celebratory picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Butternut Grove Shelter at Powder Mills Park. The James P. Wilmot Cancer Center is hosting the party from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

“Fighting cancer is a challenge and worthy of commemoration when patients reach remission,” said Jane Liesveld, M.D., clinical director of the Samuel E. Durand Blood and Marrow Transplant Center at the Wilmot Cancer Center, located at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

The picnic is open to all survivors and their families.  Participants are asked to bring a dish to pass for the family-fun event

Blood and marrow transplantation is a common therapy for a variety of leukemias and lymphomas, as well as other forms of cancer.

The Wilmot Cancer Center is the Rochester and Finger Lakes region’s only comprehensive transplant center and has accreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Hematopoietic Cell Therapy. Each year, about 120 people receive life-saving transplants

To attend the picnic, please contact Mike Ellis at (585) 275-5284.

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