Across the country, survivors of cancer held events on June 11 to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day. Queens Medical Associates, a blood disorder and cancer care facility, held its 12th annual event with a baseball theme as they hosted “Strike Out Cancer” festivities that included gift bags, games, prizes and a mini beauty session for cancer survivors.
“We all know that having to live with cancer and to go through treatment is tough for patients and their loved ones. Positive emotions and joy are so invaluable during cancer treatment journey but sadly, are rare,” explained Dr. Pavel Groysman, director of QMA’s Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care program.
More than 15 million cancer survivors live in the United States and event organizers said Monday was about celebrating. To add to the cheer of the event, Queens Medical invited a dance performance by the Corazón Peruano school.
“Today’s event is the culmination of joy. Today we celebrate becoming healthy! Through this event we recognize the tremendous efforts put forth by patients and their families as well as their treatment teams and the progress that is made in current treatment of cancer to restore health,” Groysman added.