Shore to Celebrate Cancer Survivors at June 2 Brunch

May 02, 2019

Cancer survivors and their loved ones are invited to attend Shore Medical Center’s complimentary Survivors Day Brunch on Sunday, June 2 from 10 am to noon in the medical center’s DiOrio Hall. Thousands of people across the country will come together on this day, designated as National Cancer Survivors Day, to honor cancer survivors and raise awareness of the challenges of cancer survivorship. 

Joseph Johnston, administrative director of oncology services at Shore, says anyone who is a cancer survivor should consider being a part of this special day.

“Whether you were just diagnosed or you’ve been cancer-free for quite some time, you’re a survivor and deserve a day devoted to you, a day filled with joy, compassion, camaraderie and hope. This brunch is a wonderful opportunity to come together with those who have supported you on your journey and meet others who understand what you’re going through. It’s an inspiring morning, and we look forward to connecting with survivors from our community.”

In the United States alone, there are more than 15.5 million people living with a history of cancer. Major advances in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment have resulted in longer survival. However, a cancer diagnosis can leave a host of problems in its wake. Physical, financial, and emotional hardships often persist for years after diagnosis and treatment. Survivors must contend with rapidly rising drug costs, inadequate insurance coverage, difficulty finding or keeping employment, and a lack of understanding from family and friends. In light of these difficulties, our community needs to stand with these survivors on National Cancer Survivors Day® and make a commitment to addressing the challenges of cancer survival.
 
DiOrio Hall is located next to the cafeteria on the second floor of Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, NJ. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Kimberly Kaczmarski at 609-653-3896 or email kkaczmarski@shoremedicalcenter.org.