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Wilmot Cancer Institute, Rochester Red Wings celebrate cancer survivorship July 31

Jul. 24, 2015

 

On Friday, July 31, cancer survivors and their families and friends will come together for Survivors Night at Frontier Field to raise awareness of the joys and challenges of cancer survivorship. This event is presented by UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute. That night, the Rochester Red Wings will take on the Syracuse Chiefs beginning at 7:05 p.m. Before the game, there will be a special flag presentation during the National Anthem to recognize survivors. Fireworks will follow the game.
 
“While we all wish that cancer did not exist, this evening gives us the opportunity to recognize and indeed celebrate those brave individuals who face the challenge of cancer and join the growing numbers of cancer survivors,” said Louis (Sandy) Constine, M.D., director of Wilmot’s Judy DiMarzo Cancer Survivorship Program. “They have taught us the importance of appreciating life and not taking it for granted.”
 
Because of earlier detection and advances in treatment, more people are surviving cancer and living longer. In the Rochester region, thousands become cancer survivors every year. Wilmot’s survivorship program helps provide support and guidance for them as they navigate the physical and emotional challenges of life after treatment.
 
Anyone affected by cancer, including survivors, caregivers, friends and family, are welcome to participate in Survivors Night at Frontier Field. Tickets are $4. To order tickets, call Katy Hanrahan at (585) 455-8591 or email mkpharahan@gmail.com by July 30.
 
About Wilmot Cancer Institute: UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute is the Finger Lakes region’s leader for cancer care and research. As a component of Strong Memorial Hospital, Wilmot Cancer Institute provides specialty cancer care services at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a network of locations throughout the region. The Institute also includes a team of 100 scientists who investigate many aspects of cancer, with an emphasis on how best to provide precision cancer care. To learn more, visit wilmot.urmc.edu.