Carle hosts cancer survivor celebration

Carle hosts cancer survivor celebration

CHAMPAIGN — All local area cancer survivors are invited to a free celebration being hosted by the Carle Cancer Center this week.

It will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C.

This will be Carle's 25th annual cancer survivor celebration, and it will include fun and educational activities, food, drawings for prizes, a panel discussion and a candle-lighting ceremony.

Cancer survivors include everyone living with a history of cancer, from diagnosis through the remainder of life, according to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation.

There are nearly 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S., according to that organization.

Anyone planning to attend Carle's cancer survivors event is encouraged to RSVP by calling 383-4076.

More about National Cancer Survivors Day: http://www.facebook.com/CancerSurvivorsDay.

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