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Published on March 07, 2012

Quilt of Hope Party Planned March 31 - Event to Kick off Cancer Survivor Day

March 2012

Cape Cod Healthcare and the Cancer Resource Center at the Falmouth Public Library are collaborating this year on a celebration of Cancer Survivor Day on Saturday, June 9 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Library.

As part of the event, committee members are developing plans to display a Quilt of Hope, with squares contributed by local cancer survivors to celebrate their resilience and determination. To prepare for this event, stitchers of all ages with a connection to cancer survival are invited to contribute a Survivor Square -- no matter if the survivor is a friend, a family member, or oneself.

To encourage survivors to participate, local quilters Joanne Skudder and Lindsay Hopewood have prepared kits of ready-to-sew squares for both expert and novice stitchers. These kits are available at the Falmouth Public Library (300 Main Street), the East Falmouth Branch Library (310 E. Falmouth Hwy/ Rte 28) and the North Falmouth Branch Library (6 Chester St). On Saturday, March 31 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, there will be a "Block Party" at the Falmouth Public Library to help contributors finish sewing their squares. Joanne and Lindsay will provide supplies and equipment to help procrastinating stitchers complete their task.

The 25thannual National Cancer Survivors Day now extends worldwide. Any local survivors, family and friends are welcome to join us for music, survivorship speakers, food and fun. Watch for more details in the weeks to come and please contact Jeffrey Gaudet, Cape Cod Healthcare's Survivorship Program Manager, at 508-862-7571 with questions or for more information.

About Cape Cod Healthcare

Cape Cod Healthcare - one of America's Top Ten health care systems - is the leading provider of health care services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 4,500 employees and 1,100 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare has two acute care hospitals, the Cape's leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, an assisted living facility and numerous health programs. For more information, visit Cape Cod Healthcare's web site at www.capecodhealth.org. Cape Cod Healthcare. We're taking good care of you.

Media Inquiries

All media inquiries should be directed to Robin Lord, Director of Communications.

Phone: 508-862-7891

Cell: 774-236-9602

rlord@capecodhealth.org