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St. Vincent’s Birmingham Oncology Counselor Louis Josof with Hand in Paw Volunteer Phillipa Bainbridge, Breast Cancer Survivor Jewel Redman and Hand in Paw dog “Pippa” at the St. Vincent’s National Cancer Survivors Day event. Pippa often comes to St. Vincent’s to visit with cancer patients and staff.

St. Vincent’s Health System hosted a National Cancer Survivors Day event on Sunday, June 4 to commemorate National Cancer Survivors Day. Cancer survivors and their families were invited to attend the event held at St. Vincent’s Birmingham Bruno Conference Center. The celebration marked the 30th annual National Cancer Survivors Day®. Thousands of people in hundreds of communities across the globe held celebrations on this day to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring. Cancer survivors at the event were honored and provided resources to help address cancer survivorship issues including:  I am a Survivor: What Do I Do Now, I am a Survivor: How Can I Heal Physically, Emotionally and Spiritually, and I am a Survivor: How can I Help? A local cancer advocacy group, Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, which offers support, knowledge, strength and direction for both survivors and co-survivors was also there. Attendees also picked up a special shirt created just for the event, which celebrated the lives of survivors, caregivers and healthcare providers. Visit www.stvhs.com. †

Cancer survivor Carla Youngblood with her St. Vincent’s Birmingham physician, Dr. Susan Salter, at the St. Vincent’s Cancer Survivors Day event.

Breast cancer survivors, Kiva Moore Bodley and Diane Brown, enjoying the recent Survivors Day event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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