SOMC observing National Cancer Survivors Day with free luncheon

National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors Day

 In recognition of National Cancer Survivors Day on June 3, Southern Ohio Medical Center is honoring cancer survivors and their caregivers with a free luncheon at the SOMC Friends Center. The event will last from 1-3 p.m. and will include live music from Doc Roc and the Remedies.

“National Cancer Survivors Day is a reminder that, no matter how devastating a cancer diagnosis may be, it is not a death sentence,” Wendi Waugh, director of the SOMC Cancer Center, said. “Our local survivors are a true source of inspiration, and I’m thrilled that we have this opportunity to celebrate their courage.”

All cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to attend and show the community that being diagnosed with cancer does not mean the end to a meaningful and productive life. Participating survivors will be honored during the luncheon, and will also receive a free Survivor’s Day t-shirt and will be entered into drawings for door prizes to be given away at the event. Door prizes have been generously donated by local businesses.

National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual event held on the first Sunday in June. It began in the United States in 1987, but is now celebrated across the globe.

Cancer patients face many challenges, whether they are physical, emotional or financial. The SOMC Cancer Center works to lessen the burden of those challenges by offering state-of-the-art cancer care with a patient-centered approach, as well as providing numerous support groups and programs.

For more information, or to RSVP for the cancer survivor’s luncheon, please contact the SOMC Cancer Center at 740-356-7490. To attend the June 3 luncheon, please RSVP no later than May 28.