– Thousands of cancer survivors and their families will be swaying to the
music, and listening to inspirational speakers when they gather on the lawn of
Chemical Abstracts Services, 2540
Olentangy River Road from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday
(9/30) to celebrate the 24th annual Cancer Survivors Day.
Media are invited
to cover the invitation-only celebration sponsored by the Ohio
Center – Arthur G. James Cancer
Hospital and Richard J.
Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).
The free event
will feature comments by Dr. Michael Caligiuri, CEO of The James and director
of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Susan Brown,
chief nursing officer of OSUCCC – James. The event will also include a
survivorship expo, live entertainment that includes a brass musical group, a
choir of cancer survivors and a drumming circle demonstration, as well as
refreshments and an interactive game tent.
featured speaker will be Chris Spielman, an Ohio State
and pro football legend who has helped raise more than $10 million for The
James through the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Spielman
will be signing his book “That’s Why I’m Here,” as well as speaking to the
public about his wife’s 11-year battle against breast cancer.
information, visit www.jamessurvivorsday.com
year, hospitals and medical centers nationwide celebrate Cancer Survivors Day
to honor the 12 million Americans who have been cured or who are recovering
from cancer. Adults living in the United States have about a 1 in 3
lifetime risk of developing cancer.
– Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital
and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (cancer.osu.edu) strives to create a
cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in
education and patient-centered care, a strategy that leads to better methods of
prevention, detection and treatment. Ohio State is one of only 41 National
Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and one of only
seven centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical
trials. The NCI recently rated Ohio
State’s cancer program as
“exceptional,” the highest rating given by NCI survey teams. As the cancer
program’s 210-bed adult patient-care component, The James is a “Top Hospital”
as named by the Leapfrog Group and one of the top cancer hospitals in the
nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
Contact: Alexis Shaw, Medical Center Public Affairs and
Media Relations, 614-293-3737 or firstname.lastname@example.org