LEWISTON – Central Maine Medical Center will again host the Lewiston-Auburn area’s celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day, an event for everyone touched by cancer.

Set for Sunday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lost Valley in Auburn, the National Cancer Survivors Day celebration will include entertainment and education for cancer survivors, their family members and friends. Healthcare and social service professionals who provide care for cancer patients are also invited. The theme this year is “Living in Full Bloom.”

“National Cancer Survivors Day is celebrated around the world as a day each year that we pause to honor people who are living with cancer, whether they are newly-diagnosed or are long-term survivors,” said Kerry Irish, outpatient oncology social worker for the Comprehensive Cancer Program at CMMC. Irish is helping to organize the event.

“The courage and determination of cancer survivors is a daily source of inspiration for those of us who work in the field of oncology. This annual event gives our entire community an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the heroism of cancer survivors, their families and caregivers,” Irish said.

The event at Lost Valley marks the eighth time that National Cancer Survivors Day has been observed in the Lewiston-Auburn area. The day will be highlighted by music and entertainment, a plant sale, book sale, barbecue, door prizes and giveaways.

There will also be displays and presentations on several health and wellness topics and programs, including the CMMC Cancer Wellness Program, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, American Cancer Society, Body Work, cancer retreats, massage therapy, pet therapy and makeover sessions. Children’s activities will also be offered.

Those wishing more information should call 795-7118.

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