Hope Grows Here Event Honors Cancer Survivors

(Pueblo, CO) In honor of the National Cancer Survivor Day on June 1, the Dorcy Cancer Center is hosting a free celebration appropriately titled "Hope Grows Here." The event will be held on June 1, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Nature Center in Pueblo, located at 5200 Nature Center Road.

The event is open to survivors of any type of cancer and their families. Nashville recording artist Patrick Kratzer will be performing during the event that features a short survivorship fact of life walk, a blessing by Rev. Linda Stetter, booths to explore, and a presentation by the raptor center. Members of the Dorcy Cancer Center will be on hand to join the celebration. Call (719) 557-4548 for more information or to RSVP.

Sunday, June 1, 2014, marks the 27th anniversary of National Cancer Survivors Day. Thousands of people in hundreds of communities across the U.S. and abroad will hold celebrations on this day to honor cancer survivors and to show that there is life after a cancer diagnosis and its something to celebrate.

National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life. It is the one day each year that we come together to honor everyone who is living with a history of cancer including Americas 14 million cancer survivors. A survivor is anyone living with a history of cancer from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life, according to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, administrator for the celebration.

NCSD provides an opportunity for cancer survivors to connect with other survivors, celebrate milestones, and recognize the healthcare providers, family, and friends who have supported them along the way. It is a day for cancer survivors to stand together and show the world what life after cancer looks like.

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About the Dorcy Cancer Center at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center
St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center is nationally recognized for its award-winning programs in womens services, orthopedics, cancer, cardiology, stroke, trauma and emergency services. St. Mary-Corwins expert team of physicians, nurses and caregivers provide compassionate, quality patient care, with access to the latest in medical technology. The Dorcy Cancer Center is the only fully comprehensive cancer center between Colorado Springs and Santa Fe, NM, providing a full scope of services for the diagnosis, treatment and after care of patients with cancer. St. Mary-Corwin is part of Centura Health, that connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,100 of the best hearts and minds in health care. For more information on St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center or the Dorcy Cancer Center, please visit www.stmarycorwin.org or follow on Twitter @StMaryCorwin and facebook.com/StMaryCorwin or facebook.com/DorcyCancerCenter.