Cancer survivors invited to celebrate on 5/31

May 08, 2024

Cancer survivors and their loved ones are invited to Blessing Hospital

in Quincy for a celebration on Friday, May 31. The Blessing Cancer

Center team will host a National Cancer Survivors Day 2024 event between

1 and 3 pm in the parking lot at 11th and College Streets. There is no

cost to attend the event. Cancer survivors and their loved ones from

across the region -- no matter where they were treated -- are invited

to attend.

Each cancer survivor attending will receive a Cancer Survivors Day

t-shirt they can tie dye at the event. Additional t-shirts will be

available for purchase. Along with snacks, refreshments and renewing old

friendships and making new ones, the event will feature a trunk party

and photo opportunity.

"More people than ever before are living longer and fuller lives after

a cancer diagnosis, and that is a reason to celebrate," said Robert

Johnson, MD, board-certified radiation oncologist and Blessing Cancer

Center Medical Director. "Thanks to new treatments, gains in early

cancer detection and the continuing decline in tobacco use, the number

of cancer survivors is projected to increase by more than 24% by