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National Cancer Survivors Day Breakfast - Sunday, June 4, 2017

On Sunday, June 4, 2017, cancer survivors from the Mohawk Valley as well as their family and friends are invited to gather with employees, medical staff and volunteers from the Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) Cancer Center at the 29thannual National Cancer Survivors Day. The breakfast will take place at Hart’s Hill Inn, 135 Clinton Street, Whitesboro, with doors opening at 9 a.m. and the breakfast beginning at 9:30 a.m. Cancer survivors are free and are encouraged to bring a guest at the cost of $10 per guest.

Reservations are required by Monday, May 22 and can be made by calling 315-624-HOPE (4673) or visiting Checks for $10 for guests should be made payable to The Cancer Center and mailed to: The Cancer Center Program Office, Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica, NY 13502.

“Our employees look forward to the Survivors Day breakfast all year long because it is a chance for us to be with our past patients and see how well they are doing,” said Nancy Butcher, MBA, executive director of the Cancer Center. “Cancer touches everyone and these patients have touched our lives in so many ways. We love getting together with them every year to celebrate their personal triumphs over cancer.”

The breakfast, sponsored annually by MVHS, is celebrated in communities across the world. This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including America’s 14.5 million cancer survivors – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones and recognize the healthcare providers, family and friends who have supported them along the way. Extravagant baskets, donated by MVHS employees, are raffled off at the breakfast.

National Cancer Survivors Day is the world’s largest and fastest-growing annual cancer survivor event that celebrates advances made in cancer research and treatment, recognizing those who are dedicated to caring for cancer patients. Cancer survivors are honored for their strength and courage, and the contributions of their families, friends and healthcare providers are also recognized.

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