NEVADA CANCER INSTITUTE INVITES COMMUNITY TO CELEBRATE SURVIVORSHIP ON NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY® – SUNDAY, JUNE 5

Free event offers workshops, activities and resources for cancer survivors and their families

Nevada Cancer Institute invites the community to celebrate those who have fought cancer and won, as the nation marks National Cancer Survivors Day® 2011 on Sunday, June 5.  The Institute will host a special open house offering workshops, activities and resources for survivors, their families, friends and supporters.  All are welcome to stop by this free event on Sunday, June 5 between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. at the NVCI main campus at One Breakthrough Way (near Town Center and the 215 Beltway) in Summerlin. 

“We all have a family member, colleague or friend who has been impacted by cancer,” said Dr. Phillip Manno, NVCI’s interim director.  “National Cancer Survivors Day® celebrates the stories of survivors – their courage, their hope and their resilience.”

NVCI’s National Cancer Survivors Day® event will feature free workshops such as yoga, meditation and nutrition, as well as craft activities for the whole family and links to resources, including support groups.  Survivors are invited to share their personal stories in a special scrapbook, which NVCI will share as an inspiration to others impacted by cancer.

For more information about National Cancer Survivors Day®, visit www.ncsd.org

About Nevada Cancer Institute

Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) is the official cancer institute for Nevada, headquartered in Las Vegas. A nonprofit organization, NVCI is committed to reducing the burden of cancer by offering the best in high-quality patient care, research, education, early detection and prevention. NVCI has two locations in Southern Nevada – the main treatment and research center in Summerlin and a cancer treatment center at University Medical Center. For more information, please visit www.nevadacancerinstitute.org or call (702) 822-LIFE.

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