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National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration

Cape Cod Healthcare and the Cancer Resource Center at the Falmouth Public Library are collaborating again this year to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day on Saturday, June 9 from 1 - 4 p.m. on the library lawn.

Three renowned speakers will highlight this year’s event:

Author Anne LeClaire of Chatham, who has written a number of books including The Lavender Hour, which portrays the vulnerability of cancer survivors, and Listening Below the Noise, which describes intentional silence as a path to healing and creativity.

Julian Seifter, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, author of After the Diagnosis: transcending chronic illness, and an internationally known speaker on scientific, medical and ethical subjects.

Karen Smyers, a world-class Ironman Triathlete, mother, coach, speaker, and cancer survivor.

U.S. Rep. William Keating and State Senate President Therese Murray will also address the gathering. Falmouth Hospital General Surgeon Peter Hopewood, MD, the state chair for the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, will provide welcome remarks at the celebration.

The event will feature a strawberry shortcake social on the library lawn, musical entertainment, and the Quilt of Hope, with squares contributed by community members to celebrate local survivors
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The 25th annual National Cancer Survivors Day is celebrated worldwide. All local survivors, family, and friends are welcome to join in for music, fellowship, food, and fun.  Call 508-862-7825 to RSVP or for more information.

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