Letter: Cancer Survivor Day Celebration

By on June 7, 2012

LivingWell joined the community to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday. This special day was a treasured annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities throughout the United States and many other countries. A cancer survivor is anyone living with a history of cancer—from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. Cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, friends, and healthcare professionals will unite in this symbolic event to show the world that having an active, productive life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality.

As a community-based, community-funded, not for profit organization, LivingWell Cancer Resource Center is privileged to provide 55 free programs and services that help people live well through cancer. Programs include professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, nutrition and exercise programs, and stress reduction classes—all free of charge.

Each year, more than 1,500 individuals attend programs at LivingWell and learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation and enhance the quality of their lives.

Our unwavering commitment is to ensure people facing cancer and their families feel empowered with knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by the supportive community created at LivingWell.

Strong scientific evidence demonstrates that LivingWell’s programs and services reduce anxiety, pain, fatigue, and depression, help patients adhere to prescribed medical treatment and support their return to daily activities.

LivingWell Cancer Resource Center salutes cancer survivors for their courage, fight and determination to live full lives and stands ready to help anyone in our community affected by cancer.

For more information, visit www.livingwellcrc.org or stop by for a tour of facility located at 442 Williamsburg Avenue in Geneva.

Nancy Vance, Executive director
LivingWell Cancer Resource Center