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06/04/14
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Ericka Atkins (with her husband, Fred) is a 6-month survivor and spoke at the event. Thanks, Ericka!

On Sunday, June 1, cancer survivors and their families got together at Peninsula Regional's Cancer Support Services office for a celebration of life on National Cancer Survivors Day. PRMC’s Cancer Support Services office, located at 560 Riverside Drive, Building A, in Salisbury, hosts many cancer survivors and family members every week for its support groups and services. National Cancer Survivors’ Day is a chance for these survivors to unite and show the world what life after cancer looks like. This celebration marked the 27th annual National Cancer Survivors Day, according to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation. It says that 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 it's something to celebrate. It is the one day each year that we come together to honor everyone who is living with a history of cancer - including America's 14 million cancer survivors. “A ‘survivor’ is anyone living with a history of cancer ─ from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life,” the foundation says. To learn more about Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Support Services, call 410-546-1200 or visit http://www.peninsula.org/CancerSupportServices.
Thumbprints of survivors and their caregivers were added to a canvas at the event. Thumbprints of survivors and their caregivers were added to a canvas at the event.

Henson Cancer Institute staff members Dr. John Mansueti, Jenny Harsin, Angie Ness Lisa Barnes, Jenine Giansanti and Maryrose Custer came out to support survivors. Henson Cancer Institute staff members Dr. John Mansueti, Jenny Harsin, Angie Ness
Lisa Barnes, Jenine Giansanti and Maryrose Custer came out to support survivors.

Joan Daugherty, executive director of the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute, nurse navigator Angie Ness and Mary Rose Custer, a Radiation Oncology nurse, helped make sandwiches for children of survivors attending the event. Joan Daugherty, executive director of the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute, nurse navigator Angie Ness and Mary Rose Custer, a Radiation Oncology nurse, helped make sandwiches for children of survivors attending the event.

Volunteers TJ Johnson, Bryan Lloyd and Phil Harsin helped make Caner Survivors Day possible. Volunteers TJ Johnson, Bryan Lloyd and Phil Harsin helped make Caner Survivors Day possible.