Cape Cod Healthcare Celebrates Survivor’s Day

(Hyannis, May 26, 2011)Cape Cod Healthcare Cancer Services invites the public to “A Celebration of Life,” in honor of National Cancer Survivor’s Day on June 5, 2011, at Cape Cod Hospital on Park Street in Hyannis.

A reception and activities will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the hospital’s Café/Courtyard at the Mugar entrance of the hospital. The event is for all cancer survivors, their families and caregivers.

“The number of persons surviving cancer is growing each day.  According to the National Cancer Institute there were 11.7 million cancer survivors in the United States as of 2007.  Survivors Day provides an opportunity to celebrate those who are living the best quality of life that they possibly can,” said Jeffrey A. Gaudet, LICSW, OSW-C  CCHC Survivorship Program Manager. 

Cape Cod Hospital Medical Oncologist David R. Lovett, MD, will welcome the group and Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO Wendy Northcross will present “A Survivor’s Story.”

Gift baskets, door prizes, information tables and entertainment by Marco will also be featured at the event.

Those attending are asked to RSVP by June 3, by calling 508-862-7825.

 

Cape Cod Healthcare is a comprehensive, regional health care system spanning the entire Cape. Cape Cod Healthcare 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 largest home health services agency on the Cape (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      

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