Ice Cream Sundaes for Cancer Survivors Marks National Survivors Day Celebration
Turlock, CA— Emanuel Cancer Center will be celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day on May 30 with a day-long ice cream social for cancer survivors.
“More people than ever before are surviving the disease as a result of advances in prevention, early detection, treatment and follow-up care,” said Michael Iltis, executive director of Emanuel Cancer Center. “In America alone, there are nearly 14 million people living with a history of cancer, and we want to celebrate that.”
In recognition of the national celebration, Emanuel Cancer Center will host a drop-in ice cream social for cancer survivors and their support persons from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 30.
“If you or a coworker has survived cancer—even for one day or one month—I invite you to bring a friend and enjoy free ice cream, a gift, and live Dixieland music,” Iltis said. “There’s no need to RSVP, just mark your calendar and come by at your convenience to join this celebration of life.”
Emanuel Cancer Center is located at 880 E. Tuolumne Road.
Opened in 2007, the Emanuel Cancer Center brings world-class cancer care to Turlock. The Center is fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer in recognition of its quality of treatment and care – a commendation only awarded to about 20 percent of cancer programs in the country. The Emanuel Cancer Center includes advanced diagnostic services at the Ruby E. Bergman Women’s Diagnostic Center, medical oncology, radiation oncology at Stanford Emanuel Radiation Oncology Center, surgical and other services for cancer patients and their families. Patients at Emanuel Cancer Center can also participate in clinical trials of new treatments.
For information about Emanuel Cancer Center, visit www.emanuelmedicalcenter.org/cancer.