Cancer survivors and their families can join a victory celebration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Seneca Park Zoo. This second annual event is hosted by the Community Cancer Collaborative which includes the region’s cancer care and support services providers.
Throughout the evening, there will be music, children’s activities, food and of course, the animals.
“There have been so many advances in technology and therapies that surviving cancer is becoming more common and for every person who has been touched by the disease, it is reason to celebrate,” says Beverly Brooks, co-leader of the collaborative and executive director of Gilda’s Club. There are more than 10 million cancer survivors in the United States.
“This is a wonderful way to recognize the journeys that people with cancer have taken and rejoice,” Brooks says.
The Community Cancer Collaborative includes American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, Camp Good Days and Special Times, CURE, Genesee Valley Oncology Nursing Society, Gilda’s Club, Highland Hospital, Interlakes Oncology and Hematology, Lipson Cancer Center at Rochester General Hospital, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Pluta Cancer Center, Unity Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center and James P. Wilmot Cancer Center.
The event is free, however tickets are required. Wilmot Cancer Center patients can get tickets from a Rounder or at the Information Desk.