News Release

May 25, 2005

Contact: Kristina Goodnough, 860-679-3700

Cancer Survivors Day Celebrated June 5th at UConn Health Center

Farmington, Connecticut – The UConn Health Center will celebrate Cancer Survivor’s Day on Sunday June 5, with a program that focuses on thanksgiving, reflection and prevention.

Dr. Carolyn Runowicz, director of the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center and president-elect of the American Cancer Society, will give a talk at 12:30 p.m. entitled, “The Answer to Cancer: Prevention Strategies for Cancer Survivors and Their Families.”

The program begins at 11:30 a.m. with a service of thanksgiving and reflection, followed by a luncheon at noon. The Health Center joins more than 700 other organizations participating in National Cancer Survivors Day, an annual event designed to honor the courage and determination of all cancer survivors, and to recognize the professionals – researchers, physicians, nurses, social workers and others – who every day help to fight the battle against cancer.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please call 800-535-6232 or locally, 860-679-7692.

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