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Cancer Survivors Celebrate with a Day at the Ballpark Aug. 23

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Community Cancer Collaborative will host a Celebration of Cancer Survivorship on Saturday, Aug. 23, for all area cancer survivors and their families and friends. The free event is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Frontier Field.

A highlight of the celebration will be the “Big Shot” – a photograph of the largest group of Rochester area cancer survivors – at 4 p.m.

The Community Cancer Collaborative is a group of area organizations working to aid people with cancer, including the University of Rochester Medical Center’s James P. Wilmot Cancer Center and Department of Family Medicine, American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Coalition, Camp Good Days, CURE Childhood Cancer Association, Genesee Valley Oncology Nursing Society, Gilda’s Club, Highland Hospital, Interlakes Oncology and Hematology, Lipson Cancer Center, Pluta Cancer Center, and Unity Hematology/Oncology.

The celebration will include activities for children, including face painting, clowns and speed-pitching, an antique car show, live music and refreshments. Call the Wilmot Cancer Center at (585) 275-5830 to register.

Following the celebration, at 6 p.m., the gates open for a baseball game between the Rochester Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox. A limited number of tickets for the game are available for survivors by calling (585) 275-5830.  The evening will be capped off by a fireworks display following the game.


Media Contact

Leslie White

(585) 273-1119

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